Almost

by Alicia Tai


 

Someone asked me once,

What is the saddest word?

Almost.

Think about it,

Almost means halfway.

So close to the end point

Yet so far.

Almost fit in the group

Yet always the odd one out.
Almost taking the chance,

Yet passing it because you’re scared.

Almost killing yourself

But too weak to even do that.

Almost.

Almost human,

Almost pretty,

Almost smart,

Almost loved,

Almost.

The words resonates with sadness,

With things left undone,

Words left unsaid,

Places left unseen,

Songs left unsung,

Love left unfelt.

Almost.