Certainty

I can never say what life will bring,

or which way it will turn, this way or

that, for all I can know is that I’m living

now and will be living till the time I die.

 

We strive for certainties and wish to believe

that change won’t come too quick or

sweep all that we’ve known away, but such

desire to hold what we have now is no more

certain than the strength of the prevailing wind.

 

I shall get up in the morning and sip my coffee

and say that none of this is mine for all shall

pass away, so I drink my coffee and enjoy its

taste and feel the morning sun on my skin as

I turn towards the concerns that drive this single day.

 

5/2/2022