This was published on Sudden Denouement just a few hours ago! Wow! Go check that site out – there are tons of amazing writers there.


Trying so hard
To recapture youth
Don’t forget that youth is free
It never was captured
In the first place
It never could be
Forcing reality
Into the mold of memory
Causes damage
Both now and in the past
As both become distorted
The past remembered
Better than it actually was
The present experienced
Worse than it actually is
The green grass of time
Cut down by ghosts