“On Maddening Potentials”
Have you ever seen a What If?
A Happenstance Chance pass you by that you swore was supposed to be a Memory?
I walk in a tangled web of Maybes and I Wonders,
wondering which one was supposed to be my Wonderland.
Was it that blonde I saw last week? Was she my Lazy Sundays and Fun-Filled Fridays?
Or was it that cute brunette that smiled at me not but yesterday?
Was she my Movie Dates and Handheld Strolls through Parks?
See, I can't help but see but oh so many possibilities.
In a smile, I see a spontaneous dance in a park.
In a hair flip, I see a stolen kiss in the back of a book shop.
I watch as what could be so many beautiful lives pass by me in a dreamlike haze.
And it is, indeed, dreamlike.
For I can never run fast enough to seize one,
can never talk smooth enough, can never smile pretty enough, can
never be enough to earn a shot at their Forever Afters.
I am forever running after that which I want so desperately,
which is to be desperately wanted by That Someone.
Thus, I ask you, have you ever seen a What If?
I have. I see them everyday.
What if she was the one I was supposed to fall in love with?
Thanks for your time. #poetry #poems #love #longing #thecultivatedfool - 7 minutes ago