A vain concept, "what might have been."
Eat yourself up.
Poison your memories with recriminations
of "if only."
Taint every part of your life
with the better version,
the Monday-morning-quarterback view
of what you coulda shoulda woulda done
if only you'd been smarter, richer, wiser,
less this way or more that.
Or: let it go.
Those paths untaken might be the subject
of a momentary pity party,
but going to that there shindig will get you
nothing but regrets.
Take the sweetness from the past
(those parts of it you can remember)
but don't be pulled into the underworld
of that non-parallel Universe.
There's a reason we call it the past:
It has passed.
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