life, again

when all else fails
there’s always life
coming along to surprise you
it could be some gesture
a spoken word, or two
perhaps the touch of a friend
or someone not so friendly
a flood in the neighborhood
power shortages
a voice from the heavens
or someplace further south
or perhaps someone seen
in a different light
you know, something you didn’t expect
good or bad or indifferent
but you’re stopped short
breath held
there on the precipice
whatever balance you thought you achieved
is now called into question
go or stay
throw all caution to the proverbial winds
this business called life
suddenly changes
and whatever rules applied before
no longer matter
it is a new day
or maybe evening
and all you have are what’s left of your wits
so saddle up, partner
whatever it is
it’s begun


24 thoughts on “life, again

  1. Where would you put this one.? A niece went through her photo album and found a picture of me from 27years ago with me and a lady both smiling and happy and now, as I am living on my own, she sends me the photo and says she hopes I will become as happy as I was then. And she didn’t need to send the photo because the face has been in my head everyday for the last 27 years. Can I say it again, I feel like an old guitar and you keep plucking my strings.

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