nice imagery! now that i try and remember, i find that the past is indeed all mixed up... and in a way so is the future - because the future is going to be the past someday - hmm... this needs some thinking through
This is what I think... I think the image of a murky,stagnant pond expresses the exact feeling you were going for. What I get from this is that there are some memories in the past that hurt and are better left unremembered. The stagnant and polluted pond gets across the message that even though the memories may be repressed, they have somehow tainted you anyway. I think you said a lot with a few words. No matter what the others opinions may be regarding this piece, I think it powerfully reflected the detrimental effects of some memories.