If You Were, I Would

By Michael Aaron Gallagher

If you were a choice in a blind taste-test,
I would go with you.

If you were an option on a luxury automobile,
I would upgrade my vehicle.

If you were a blank space on my calendar,
I would choose you for a second date.

If you were a possibility on my list of pros and cons,
I would cross out the others and narrow the list to you.

If you were a twist-tied bundle of wildflowers,
I would pick you every time.

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Excerpt from Michael Aaron Gallagher’s unpublished book of poetry titled “Firefly.” Copyright © 2003.

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