No Second Chance

Bring back the day
retrieve the moment in a time frozen capsule
of backward regret.
A dress rehearsal of costumed emotion
overwrought with taffeta trim.
A re-run of ruined intentions
stone activated with engraved sayings
that attempt to illustrate those feelings that went
so astray.
But you cannot re-sketch the past,
you don’t have a second chance
and Fate waits in the wings of time
to remind you that she is
the mistress manipulator of all your dreams.