Truth (6-words)

Not accepting truth, doesn’t change truth.


Alternate You

In one universe…
a yes.

In the other,
a no.

A chance taken here,
same chance passed there.
Love pursued or love denied,
opposite from the other side.

In one universe
a kiss, the other a slap,
or perhaps two ships
passing in dark night.

A turn to the right or left
makes all the difference.
Destiny mocks prerogative –
our lives organized chaos.

Somewhere…another you exists,
choosing alternative opportunities.
In fact, every possible existence exists.

Which one are you living…?

would you do any different here, now…
would you say yes
would you say no
would you leap into a black hole
find the other yous
be another version…

or can you look in the mirror

and love right where you are…


~ Emily Clapper