WHAT IF?

By Joseph Do Vinh

 
 

 

For My Darling

What if / once upon a time / we were meant / to be—
But you broke my heart / and I / could no longer see
My way / your way / lost / are we?

What if / the end / is just / the end
And nothing / is nothing / not something / at all—
What would we / be / you and me?

What if / the beginning / is just / the beginning
And there is no path / no journey / no where to go—
The only destination / is destiny itself?

What if / I dream of dying / and you appear
In my dream / trying to save me—
But you / yourself / could not wake up?

What if / you are / an angel / and I am
The devil / and we are / not in heaven
And not in hell / but / within each other?

What if / there are no ‘what ifs’ / and
We could not think / or feel / or even wonder—
What would be / the point / if not / what?

What if / I lose my mind / and you find me
But I / do not recognize / myself / in your eyes—
Would you cry / or look away?

What if / some day / everything I say comes true
But there is only me / and you / who knows—
What really / could have been / if only…


11/28/2006