What If?

What If

What if I saw you across a frozen lake

Smiled a knowing smile and then turned away

Would I still feel your presence in the pit of my stomach

Or live in a freedom from the chains we once kept

And at what point do memories become simply lost dreams

With the life right before me lifting out from the grey

Will we ever feel lonely or accept it must be

That we’ll meet once again or never return.

What if these what if’s slowly fade in the days

That I forget you, release you, back to whence you once came

Would I visit this lake and stare out ‘cross the chill

And wonder what happened, if it was ever quite real?