sometimes I think back
regretting having acted in this or that way
and I feel ashamed
that I didn’t act as I should have
from the perspective of today
but I don’t remain very long in this retrospective
it’s useless
the past is not to change
I replace my regrets with assuming
that I had acted then as good as for me possible
and I start laughing silently
assuming that in the future
I may look in the same way back
judging my actions today

(Volker Schunck)

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