if I had only known

that time would go so quickly … i would have slowed down and spent more time just taking walks and holding hands and looking at stars.

that memories would start to fade … i would have memorized every word – every photo, every note you had written,  every card for every holiday, every phone conversation.

that i would never feel your arms around me anymore.  i would have stayed there forever and never left your embrace for a  second.

that we would never dance together again … i would have kept the music going and never left the dance floor.

that i would wake up alone … i would never have stayed up late working that last night; i would have curled up in your arms for those final few hours.

that my heart could stay so broken … i would have held you tightly.  i would never have let you leave me.

if only i had known…