If Only I’d Done

“What is love?  It is the morning and the evening star.”  –Sinclair Lewis, “Elmer Gantry”

If only I’d listened,
I’d have learned.
If only I’d said no then,
I wouldn’t have to say yes now.
If only I’d left,
I wouldn’t have stayed,
only to know what I would leave behind.
Life is full of “if onlys..,”, “What ifs?,”
and “Why did I ever do that?”
Life is often a question that goes unanswered,
so we make one up to fit the narrative we draft,
and live by it.

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