I caught his eye as I walked past him on the street
and I wondered what if
what if I said hi?
what if it was electric?
we stammered and talked over each other and laughed and laughed….
and our friends shook their heads and said oh you two…
and we learned to cook Thai together
and went on a skiing weekend
and hated it and sat in the bar all achy and sore and laughed and laughed…..
and got married
and had one baby
and built a house
and painted it, wallpapered it, painted it again
and grew old
I wondered what if
I just kept walking.
*artwork by linda apple*