I didn’t—
but I almost did.
No longer
can I say with confidence
“I would never…”
because I know
that I would have—
could have—
couldn’t have
controlled myself,
couldn’t have kept myself
from letting it happen.
But it didn’t happen,
because the timing
was wrong.
All I can say
is that now I know
how it happens—
how easily and innocently
it happens.
And the thing I’ll never say
again, to anyone,
is, “How could you?”

DeMaris Gaunt

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