There is a time for everything
a finite window in which certain dreams are either realized
when that time has passed
you must exhale and let go of the dreams
of the possibility unrealized
of things that can no longer be.
That time will not come back,
circumstances will never be the exact same way again
the window was wide open, full of what could be
but life did not coalesce in the way envisioned in youth.
Let go and see what possibilities lie before you
stop looking out the window of yesterday’s failed dreams
stop yearning for things that no longer make sense in your current state of being
youth will not return,
your children will not freeze in time,
waiting on that perfect family you had hoped to give them
They are becoming young women now,
have stopped asking you for a baby brother
so stop wishing you could give them what you didn’t when the time was ripe
Exhale, let go, move forward, dream again, new dreams
dreams that make sense, dreams that don’t entail turning back time.