If by Tao Writer

If I had held you more tightly,
would you still have pushed me away

If I had loved you more passionately,

would you still have lied about him
If I had given you all of me,

would you still have held something back

If I had lived your life, instead of my own

would you still awaken beside me

If I had reached across this bridge of separation
would you have extended a finger to touch

If I fall in love again and give my heart to her

would the memory of failed love haunt me

If this poem is the one I shall die in

would you mourn my passing at graveside
Thoughts, words, unanswerable questions.
Weight bearing burdens so easily carried

by two small letters, an "i" and a "f".