Maybe You Wouldn’t

I would have liked to know
When we met
That we would be friends,
Despite all the odds
And the oddities
And the age gap.
But maybe you wouldn’t,
For those same reasons.

I would have liked to see the sort of person
That you would make me,
Someone who could love
And someone who could create
And trust
And reach out for help
And to help
But maybe you wouldn’t,
Because then you’d have something
To live up to.

I would have liked to know how long we had
Before things went sour
All because of a car crash
In my head
And on the road
And none of it was ever understood,
Because how could it happen?
But maybe you wouldn’t,
Because you might have tried
To speed things up a bit.

I would have liked a bit more time,
But maybe you wouldn’t,
Because…

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About Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll is a writer, born, raised and still living in Dublin. By day he's a student and bookseller, by night he writes fiction and uses social media.
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