In retrospect, dredging up past events that led to the here and now. Pending course of actions in which to exact... Reaching as far back as the mind would allow.
In retrospect, studying the reflection in the rear view mirror, as the present freezes itself intact. Sifting through past images... Second by second, frame by frame. Identifying overlooked pitfalls and margin of errors.
In retrospect, straddling the realm... Where my current state of mind lapses into a minute-long sleep. Sights on the future... Folded blind, discerning the treachery of impulsive thoughts and actions. Diving up from oceans deep, painting the backdrop beyond paths at unmarked junctions.
In retrospect*, every detail deconstructed... Deliberated against the yardstick of what's done and the supposed. Refracted memories snap back clean into place. Over and over... Layer upon layer... Time and again forming the looming weight that pulls me to a stumble into the stagnant puddle... Of long gone days.