Could have been

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Could have been

Just a minute of your time, please
Let’s have a seat
Need to tell you something
About what could have been

Wrestling in my mind
Over and over
Time and time again—
I have wondered 
What I could have done different;
And if, I could go back, 
I would be the person
Who did make happen
What I think should have been

Please let me finish,
No interruptions, if you don’t mind
I promise not to take
Much more of your time

The moment we are having
Is here and we will never
Be able to go back again

Now, look into my eyes

(I have no more words)
To make you see,
What I do believe,
Could have been…

Z

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A Gust of Wind

A Gust of Wind

A gust of wind
Brings me right back in
Inward, once again

With a deep breath
In the nose
Out the mouth,
I can handle the outside
With fortitude

Falling leaves—
They remind me:
The past cannot be
Replayed;
The future is not here

The only way
I can truly be
Is to keep breathing,
Let rise and fall keep happening
Inside of me

Z