Necromancy

I am not
in the mood
for another near-miss.

Either you’re in,
or you’re out.

You always seem to call
when the scars
lose that last little
touch of red,
and go to work
with your rose-colored
scalpel.

Will digging up
those graves
only remind us
that we aren’t
who we were
again?

Do we want to
make new pictures,
or just be
the younger people
in the photos
that already are?

We can never go back.
Just remember that
before we get the shovels.

-GD Butler

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