“regrets collect like old friends,
here to relive your darkest moments”
Shake it Off, Florence and the machine
“Fallin’, dreamin’, talkin’ in your sleep
I know you want to cry all night, all night
Plottin’, schemin’, finding
Reason to defend all of your violent nights”
Violent crimes, Ye
And when we remember
may we always be careful to remember the humans.
May our mind be kind to the ways we crack,
the ways we break,
the ways we are broken,
the ways we have broken.
And when we go back the river
may we see our reflections on the surface
no matter how turbulent the waters seem.
May our prayers be received
by a listening god
and dormant devils.
And when the time comes
(because it will come)
let us remember that before
and after are only ways
to give order
to that which we cannot