Unfixed, Ongoing

With an ironic stance
there is sliding, as if on ice
for the way things go
is the play on mode
games remake shadows
as the self is on a shelf
and since we're out of books
perhaps you keep a plant in its place
and keep from wondering
what could might would have been
for been is a reason to never go ahead
as futures are reasons and better be dead
before your time as expected, crime
as laws passed you by 
and the ideal wisdom
can't see itself in the mirror.