Paths not taken

I wonder sometimes about

the roads not travelled,

the paths I could

have taken

and the ways

I was not permitted

to walk.


Where would they

have directed

my being

and what

would they

have caused to

happen and

not allowed

to be?


It is fruitless,

of course,

just fanciful speculation,

for nothing

can be wound back

and paths

cannot be

trodden again.


But still I wonder…