Ten Years


By Claire Doble

You build a life with someone

Half thinking you might go back

And try again

With someone else? Or alone?

You live a life somewhere

With a semi-subconscious idea

You might return

To spend the time anew: The same years, but in another town.

You create two lives with someone

And still quite often ponder

A different existence

If they weren’t around … as though you had the choice.

But there are no do-overs,

no need for turning back;

There’s only me

and you. Us. Here. With them. The love of my life.


4 thoughts on “Ten Years

  1. Given the chance, I wonder how many people would choose to do things differently? Imagine living your life over and over again. It’s ok, I haven’t lost the plot. I’m reading Kurt Vonnegut’s, Timequake and it talks about this very subject. A great piece.

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