You’ve chosen your path

I’ve been looking behind now

For far, far too long

At the choices I’ve made

Discern where I went wrong


Was it me, was it you?

Was it beyond our control?

Unencumbered, we embark

Toward a shiny new goal


My mind’s gone in circles

On a continuous loop

Senselessly replaying

When I need to regroup


The embrace of the sadness

Now loosens its grip

And I unhook all the tubes

Of the love-laden drip


Evicted from my dreams

No assumptions are made

You’ve chosen your path

Your resolve was unswayed


I had wanted the chance

To reconcile how you left

To say goodbye properly

To show that I was bereft


The extent of recollection

Depends on the mind recollecting

If there wasn’t thought in the delivery

There’ll be far less in the fetching


The awareness of a life doing

Will make way for just being

Attempts to outrun yourself

Reveal the futility of fleeing


The manmade illusion

That the world is unravelling

Can imprison the heart

From its own, soulful travelling


Suspended within reach

Our perfect selves are there floating

Accessible to everyone

Who takes action, rather than quoting


The impermanence of everything

Is the gift of the living

It creates freedom for growth

Our divine purpose is self-serving