Could have…

You could’ve kept walking that one day in February, but you didn’t.
You could’ve been reserved in opening up as you did, but you didn’t.
You could’ve laughed at the ideas I shared with you, but you didn’t.
You could’ve decided I was wasting your time, but you didn’t.
You could’ve given up on those that trouble you most, but you didn’t.
You could’ve stopped searching for the positive, but you didn’t.
You could’ve used “the dungeon” to dictate how you feel, but you didn’t.
You could’ve slept in instead of getting up, but you didn’t.
You could’ve asked the easy questions, but you didn’t.
You could’ve never taken the chance to say yes, but you didn’t.
You could’ve let me take this journey alone, but you didn’t.
You could’ve decided to put your time in and let things be, but you didn’t.
You could’ve taken that chance on someone else, but you didn’t.
You could’ve…but you didn’t. Thank you.

Michelle Homme 2010 ©