The sum of my life

What is the sum of my life,

when I do all the adding and

subtracting, the weighing and

the remembering; what will it be

that is left as the figure to

circle and say that this is it?


When I apply the formula for

happiness and see what brings

the joy and what amounts to ill,

will it be in the red or the black?


I have no answers to these questions,

for I am no accountant of the worth

of life, or a mathematician of the soul,

just a person caught in thought about

what was and what might have been.