When it all changed
And it became real
After all caution was abandoned.
Where would we be now?
If we didn't take that plunge
Make that wager
And face that fear.
Would it be possible?
For our parallel lives to cross
And we could stare into
The path not taken.
Should we look back?
Not in doubt, but reflection
Not in judgment, but assessment
Not in regret, but wonder.
We are the collection of seemingly unrelated experiences
Stitched together with threads of uncertainty and angst
Our security is only based on the impossible courage
That we marshal to take an unlikely chance.