Wake Up Yesterday

Dae47eb445e3bc8af63476e8206fe378by Rowan Rook26 Mar 2015

I want to wake up yesterday
When the sun seemed warmer
When snowflakes were falling stars
When the crickets were a chorus

Old words
Warm and strange
I want to read familiar pages like they’re new

I want to sleep backwards, to
When summer lasted longer
When winter was a journey
When the sunset was a theater

Old songs
Soft and cruel
I want to hear familiar melodies like they’re new

I want to wake up yesterday
When the garden was a jungle
When I could close my eyes and fly
When everything was new

If I watch the same sky
Who can tell me that time has changed?
I’ll believe I’m just a child
But it still won’t be the same

A warm ache
Pleasant and painful
Can’t swim against the tide of time
Can’t stay here in yesteryear