The Life He Almost Lived
The space between what could have been
And the place he is living now.
Started out as a tiny path
Became a major road somehow.
At seventeen the dream was real
There was a contract in the cards
Quarterback of the football team
Who had thrown one thousand yards
But on that fateful Friday night
A hit that was unexpected
Dislodged his lethal throwing arm
The scholarship was rejected.
He is now a bleacher creature
A big fan of the local team
But with every passing touchdown
He imagines what might have been.