poetry

“Back in Time” Poem

Back in Time

By Ashley O’Hare

Peering back to the past

through the rose-colored cast

I can almost see how we thought this would last.

Your immature sass

was funny when it distracted the class—

not at the cost of treating a person like trash.

Are you happy with yourself these days?

Do you treat people better so they will stay?

Is it too little too late?

I hope for your sake

that you have learned to give more than you take,

even if it is not a piece of cake.

Deep down, I still care about you.

Even on days where it makes me blue,

part of me hopes that you care too.

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