No destiny

There is no such thing as destiny,

like this grand place that you have

to go to fulfil your life and give you

all those dreams and ambitions

that you’ve always wanted

and must inevitably be yours

like getting a trophy or a cup.


No, there is no destiny,

for the purpose that we find is not

in some place or some time,

in some heavenly realm beyond,

but in the moments when we decide

and when we make our meaning

in the fragments and possibilities

of this life lived only now, only ever now.


And in the joy of newness now,

in the fresh excitement of discovery,

in the present of living without destiny,

lies all the adventure and the freedom

to live truly and fully and not be driven

helplessly to some end that you may

not want anyway.