Half Remembered

If I had known enough to say
the things I meant to say

before all of this started
I would go back and say the things

that meant I wouldn’t have to say
the things I have to say

now that I have no words to say
just hypotheticals for instance

this never really happened
I’m going back to where I saw

the pavement in motion as river
reflecting lights that were there

only for a brief instant if that
then they were gone

just like this what
was it I was going to say?