"IF WE HAD KNOWN" (The if I would have, could have, should have poem)
October 1, 2018
IF WE HAD KNOWN that the favor you did for us
would be the last good deed of your hands
We would have asked you to do something
that was impossible for any woman, girl, boy or man
Like walking the shores of the seven seas
and count each grain of sand
Then turn every one of them into a year
that you would dwell upon the land.
IF WE HAD KNOWN that when we saw you
it would be the last time we would see your face
We would have made the camera in our eyes, take a picture
of your smile, and stored it in a safe place
Then, we could open the album in our my minds,
and cause the sun to shine, on a...