Photo by Steph Lord-Wetherington

The time she nearly said yes,
to a proposal courted with his flamboyance and flair
She almost agreed to his life of nomadic excursions
wild undertakings filled with adrenaline rush.


Now, she lives in a suburbia
has a perfect marriage with everything well- placed and familiar
a pristine house with a dog and three kids
a yard, an organic grocer and a minivan in the mix

Still, every once in a while,
She catches herself callously caressing her tattoos – a wild daffodil and picture of band Blue
At that moment, her free spirit decouples from her comely life
and she can’t help but wonder –
What if I said yes, on that starlit night?

In response to a writing challenge on the word, NEARLY.