Sometimes I wonder
what I would have done differently
given the chance.
It is hard to know:
Would I have stayed as a Japanese major
instead of coming home?
Would I have stayed with my first girlfriend
instead of saying "Let me try something else?"
Would I have gone back to school a second time?
No school, no Ravishing Mrs. TB,
no marriage, no children.
Would I have continued to teach instead of
doing what I do now?
No travel, no New Home, no writing,
Hard to know are the paths not taken;
easy only to see all the mistakes looking back.