And 10 years from now

She is standing by the sea

She looks at the boat peacefully floating

And it reminds her of that trip

The one she has never taken

It reminds her of that invitation

The envelope that was never opened

It reminds her of that night

When it all seems so possible

“You only do these things
When you’ve arrived
to a certain height in life.”

The echo resonates in her

But it’s 10 years now

And she’s standing by the sea

With all the memories of what ifs

And that invitation sealed