When I imagine
Different life paths
I am sure I would have found the mountains
And Galway Bay leading across the ocean to the rock island
I am sure I would have found the desire
And that I am responsible
For all that I am…or all that I am not.
I can generate what if’s and what abouts
and illustrate a never happened existence.
I imagine the things I would have valued and learned to value
And the lessons I would have learned, and been part of teaching.
I imagine getting to where I am now
by different routes and crossways.
But what I cannot do
Is imagine my now-
The lessons learned, my values known, what makes my heart beat,