By Kate Cheevers
Tonight I yearn to unmake
Decisions made long ago.
What paths would my life take
If I could go back?
A different yesterday yields
A different tomorrow.
Would those once unripened fields
Still have blossomed or grown?
Every step I’ve taken
Has led me here.
There’s not one day to which I waken
That could be otherwise.
If that one moment, that one choice
That one day could be undone;
Maybe I could silence this voice.
What pain and sadness would never have been?
But it’s not just going back.
The unwishing of an unknown wish.
It’s the end of a path.
It’s a life that would never have been lived.