Where would we be
if I hadn’t driven the road to Norfolk,
to our little cottage by the sea?
You might not have left,
gone to live with your father,
leaving me bereft.
You might not have taken
your own long road of experience,
acquired a faithful canine.
You might not have met
the man who became your partner,
friend, lover, father
to the delightful little one,
the boy I love as much as you, my grandson.
Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2021
My response to NaPoWriMo Day Two
Taking Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’ as inspiration, our challenge is to write poems about our own roads not taken – about choices that ‘made all the difference’ and what might have happened if we had made different choices.