By mistake after mistake
our lives take place.
At every intersection
we are forced to choose.
And at every juncture, by choosing,
we create a road not taken,
an alternate universe that might have led us,
into an uncharted way—
though they are all (for that's the point)
The question is:
where would we have ended up
if we had chosen any of the other pathways?
Could I conceivably have found my true self
(the one I am closing in on during these late years)
could I have found her
if I'd angled differently at any point in my life?
I have to be grateful
for the hunches and nudges
that guided me this way and that—
sometimes against all reason—
and brought me to this table,
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