People in Their 30’s

People in their 30’s know the decade
that separates them from their teens
becomes a giant chasm which takes their
attempts to return and swallows them.
Police on the other side enforce the rules
of that one way street which stretches
across one’s history to now.  Yet
there are some who did not follow
their bodies across this road
when it was time.  They stay
to watch reruns of their idealized
youth as they reenact roles
they never played.

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