Do You Ever Wonder?


(From Brainstorms)


Do you ever wonder

what would have happened

if you had done something else?


If you had opened your heart

instead of playing cool,

or held back harsh words

that still linger on morning dew?


If you had shifted your eyes

to meet a gaze

instead of glancing away

a moment too soon?


Or sat a little closer

on a late winter’s night

instead of turning to face

a distant moon?


Do you ever wonder where you would be

if circumstances hadn’t intervened

to land us in divergent streams,

floating across a dark and lonely landscape,

wondering if we will make it home again?


We are not so different, you and I.