Parking Spirit

I saw your ghost today,
Your doppleganger,
Your twin from another time and place.

He startled me,
As I walked from my new office
In my new clothes
From my new job.

My life with you was so long ago
You would not know me now.
I traded my flowing skirt
For the corporate uniform;
And my birks for a parking space
On the second floor every morning.

I’m happy. I’m content.

But I saw your ghost today,
As I walked to my car
And now I pause again,
Just for a moment,
And reflect
“What if things had been different?”