if she had turned left instead of right
that one day long ago in valparaíso de chile ..
she would now be there on the coast &
probably living in a funky place in the hills
over downtown that faced the bay that faced
the sea but & she would she would be working
in a small university in that area & also spending
a lot of time at her friend’ good place, a place
that would have slight strips of paper suspended
from invisible wires near the ceiling, papers
that contained illuminating verse ..