No Looking Back

Paul Bell

I think it was yesterday
Sure she said it was
She’d known about it for weeks
Yesterday was the right time to bring it up
It started months ago
Things were difficult back then
I can’t remember the exact day
Back then
But why would I
You don’t look back, do you
I mean, you don’t think to yourself
Last month I started an affair
People don’t do that
They might say
Last month I ended the affair
It was really about a year earlier
We got talking
Just about past relationships
I mean, you don’t think for a minute
You’re actually entering into a past relationship
But in hindsight, maybe you should
It’s been a month since we split up
Looking back
I can see where it all went wrong
But that was yesterday
No point looking back now.

  • Author: Paul Bell (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 1st, 2022 04:43
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Goldfinch60

    In life you must always look forward Paul.


    • Paul Bell

      Definitely, onwards and upwards.

    • arqios

      Never really got around this in my head. A shrink would probably say that it has to do with my parents' imperfect relationship. So an affair is like taking leave of one's senses for a somewhat momentary period and eventually come back to one's senses else it wouldn't be an 'affair' and be some other form of infidelity. It seems a strange category, perhaps that shrouds it in mystery and thus makes a very useful topic to write about. Thanks for sharing.

      • Paul Bell

        I think you summed it up perfectly.
        Plenty of affairers wonder what possessed them to step into the situation of no control.

      • Cheeky Missy

        I guess you've a good point, albeit having ofttimes indulged in the luxury of looking back as if picking the wound will satisfy an unvoiced urge, I can't entirely agree that it's the way to go since I'd be guilty of failing to do so.
        Thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing.

        • Paul Bell

          I think it was a get out of jail card backdated to suit the circumstances. lol

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