Rear View

There’s a cobweb on the rear view mirror

of my car,

the outside one so it’s a little mussed up

as you’d expect

in all that turbulence.

A new one goes up every second or third day.

I don’t know what he catches in it

except the past..

Like a passenger facing the wrong way

on a long distance train

he only sees where he’s been.

Maybe there’s a value in that:.

looking back.

A little nostalgia does no harm.

In fact we revel in it:

costume dramas, westerns like ‘Yellowstone’,

origin stories of super heroes,


the little cobwebs studios weave

to hold our interest.

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