To myself

…I promised. Once things changed. Once the zeroes added up. Once I was older. Once I could afford it. Once I was a husband. Once I was a father. Once I had the qualification. Once I could make the time.

…I think: Was it the loudest? What is the deepest? How did it come to this? Is there more track left ahead of me? What if the road should come to an abrupt end?

…I am blessed. I get to count it a moment at a time.