What this past year would have been like
If I knew how to ride a bicycle
Would I have gone outside more frequently
Would I have taken my daughter for a ride
I wonder what this month would have been like
If I knew how to paint with watercolors
Would I have taken a walk
Through a garnet and gold forest
To find a perfectly colored tree
Or a perfectly mottled leaf
I wonder what this week would have been like
If I knew how to bake a pie
Would I have rolled out a cool silky smooth crust
And filled it with freshly picked and sliced cinnamon apples
Or delightfully sour cherries
Or spiced pumpkin
Or pecans and sticky corn syrup
What pie would I have looked forward to baking next week
I wonder what this day would have been like
If I could do it all over again
I wonder what this past hour would have been like
If I knew it was my last...
Would I fall down and cry?
Would I deny?
Would I have wished I had time to:
Bake one more pie with my loved one?
Take my daughter for a bicycle ride?
Paint one last time?
How grateful this Thanksgiving I will be
Reflecting on what matters most to me