Living now

Living now, only now,
is hard but necessary,
for to live other than that,
in some past of regret
or some future of expectation,
is to be in unhappiness,
and that is no state
to live in at all.

Life is what it is,
in all its tapestries
finely woven
or rough and crude,
and even if unsatisfied,
this is the life one has
and to accept it is to
let it go and then to
find it new again.