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.