Back to the Past

“At times even blessings will bleed us.

“There are some who lost their lives
& those who were lost from ours,

“Who we might now reenter,
All our someones summoned softly.

“The closest we get to time travel
Is our fears softening,

“Our hurts unclenching,
As we become more akin

“To kin, as we return
To who we were

“Before we actually were
Anything or anyone—

“That is, when we were born unhating
& unhindered, howling wetly

“With everything we could yet become.
To travel back in time is to remember

“When all we knew of ourselves was love.”