(a gentle nudge)*
But of course I would have come!
I even think I could have come if…
Well the point is that I tried, right?
No, really! I did.
Because I thought about trying and while I thought about it
I imagined how pleased you would have been, and
That made me feel incredibly warm inside.
Special and important too. For just a few minutes:
I stood right there – my feet immovable –
I stood right there – my one hand held yours
I stood right there – my other hand, a fist in the sky
I stood right there – my head bowed down
in celebration and commemoration
– and I would have stood right there, of course!
I would have held your hand, no doubt!
I would have if
I would have come.
But you know that already, right?
You would know that, you say?
Ah, I suppose you would be right if I was
the kind of person who never came
but I would have come. So that’s different.
It really is.
*(dedicated to those who will at some point in the future say, they were going to visit their local sites of non-citizen resistance but sadly didn’t make it before the protests ended – victoriously or otherwise)