Glory Days

Before the mortgage
Before the vows
Before your name became a genetic job description
Before the drug tests and glaucoma tests and driving tests
Before budgeting
Before jury duty and tax evasion and tooth decay
Before you knew anyone could be the one
Before love
Before apologies, and regret and shame
Before lies and resentment
Before complacent inaction
Before reminders and memories and second guesses
Back then when innocence was our only commodity
Back when we were us and not them
Back before it mattered if we were wrong
Before we knew that our dreams
weren’t destined to come true…
Before anything was set in stone-



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