Time goes quickly, they say
Except when you're sat up
In the middle of the night
When the world is so quiet
every noise gives a fright.
This is the time that s-l-o-w-s down,
when your brain starts to click
and starts to think
and memories appear
every time you blink.
This is the time that you remember
The mistakes and regrets you
made in your life
the hurt you've felt and dealt out
all rushes in and stabs like a knife.
And as you watch time tick on the clock
you wish for everything that your mind
would. Just. Stop.
For this is the past you do not wish to see
All you want is for your eyes to shut and to leave the past be.