You overslept that day.
The phone rang and instead you were called away.
You decided to do something else that day.
Take a hike. Ride a bike.
See a movie. Visit your sister in New Jersey.
Your car failed.
The right tire went flat.
You forgot your wallet and had to go back.
The instructor called in sick.
It wasn’t a cloudless beautiful day.
That damned small little airplane didn’t break.
If only, If only, If only, If only, If only
You were still here today.
© Samuel A Simon