Back in my mind
I could see myself surrounded by fire;
Wearing a red gown or something lighter;
Shedding too many tears;
Perhaps, having some deep dark regrets.
Thinking that that my story would have been more clear..
If I had only prepared before I talked.
How foolish was my presence of mind!
Never did it function right.
Smart, that I thought it was,
Let me down experiencing all the loss.
Trying hard to not get caught,
Pretending to be something it’s not.
How foolish was I to rely on it.
Not once have I cared.
Not until the fire flared.
– R Dhanushikka✨