Moments and Mistakes

Photo credit: Véronique

I can feel them lurking
in the back of my throat,
moments and mistakes
that my mind won’t let go,
hovering there,
ensuring I don’t forget,
turning them into lessons
of anger and regret
that I was naive enough
to allow myself
to be changed
into someone else
and you stand there watching
as I fight each reminder
But I will not keep you there

I will build my walls taller
to keep you away
and any lingering memories
that want to stay
as I continue to try
to right all these wrongs,
embracing the happiness
that was here all along

Breath_words© 6/27/16