i will not think of the friends i have lost
of the friends i could not make
of the time wasted
of the memories forgotten
of hearts broken.
i will not think of the places i never visited
of the journeys i never made
of the roles i never played
of a me i never found.
i will not think of the opportunities i did not take up
of the articles i did not write
of the presentations i did not make
of name cards thrown away.
i will not dwell on what could have been,
on a time long gone
i will not think.
someday, i will not think.