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regrets
by Melissa Thompson

if i had died that day
what would you have done
would you tell anyone
could you tell anyone
they were laying me in the ground
never to walk again
never to talk again
would you come to my funeral
would you wear black
or just navy
or the new fall colors
what would you do
as you looked at my fleshy body
pinker in death than life
blue lips
eyes shut
lips stitched
would your heart break
would it sink
would it skip a beat
or would it just be normal
and as they wheeled me in the church
and as they read my eulogy
what would you think of
me
or just yourself
or just the day's work to make up
(sorry to ruin your day)
(know you had plans)
what would you do
as i laid in the sun
under the tent
on the green astroturf
would you have carried me
would you have cried with me
would you be there for me
and as you walked away from me
for the absolute last time
would you look back
you wouldn't turn into a pillar of salt
you wouldn't even have salty tears
would you
i can see a smile on your face
what would you drown your false sorrows in
(if you felt the need to pretend)
coffee
vodka
work
another girl
or the sea
(would you drown like i did?)
what would you drown your happiness in
would it burst like a bubble
i loved you once
did you know
did you care
did you do anything
would you have any regrets
if i had died that day
sometimes i wish i had
so you had to notice
that maybe i meant something
to someone
(maybe even you)