One year

What is one year?
One year between
expectation and
the unexpected.
One year of thinking
this and then that.

What is the circle
of 12 months?
From optimism
to oblivion.
From safety to
not knowing the
state of the fragile
world at all.

One year?
In the scheme
of the universe—
nothing—but in
the sweep of a
human life—