Through my mind are unanswered questions, like flurries descending from a grey sky… only to land on others left unanswered… left clinging to blades of grass.
What if ?
I had taken education more seriously?
I’d taken more chances with my career?
I’d taken more time savoring the parts of my children’s youth?
I’d taken more time savoring mine?
I had swallowed my pride more?
I’d gotten into the car with them?
I hadn’t been too busy to answer the call?
Certain promises were kept?
Other promises weren’t?
I’d known it would be the last time I would see them?
I had given more?
I’d given less?
I had been there with them instead?
I’d gone fishing more
I’d moved an inch the wrong direction?
I had said the right thing?
I hadn’t said the wrong thing?
I’d known the truth?
I had been honest with them?
I had been honest with myself?
I’d never met them?
I’d met them sooner?
Winter can be so long…