Looking Back

To retirement,
And Careers, we look back.

Past friendships,
And co-workers or both.
We think back on funerals and weddings and births.

We remember graduation parties,
failed relationships,
A high school prom,
Our first kiss.

We glance back at childhood friends,
Love letters, bikes
Summer break and vacations.

And we think when we are expecting a first child
That we’re counting down nine months
When in fact we’re counting forward,
looking forward to looking back.

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