“happy for this moment”
some nights the universe continues
to remind you to remain conscious.
breaking a crystal, losing a pair of sunglasses,
forgetting your place. “THIS IS IT,”
it says, don’t worry about that or then
until you remember that “THIS IS IT.”
you can never be so sure of those thoughts
the ones about the past or the future,
they are equally as murky and misinterpreted.
but this here moment, now that you can know
without any extraneous cranial work.
feel what is arising now and appreciate
that rare collection of moving parts
which makes up you and your life.
what a blessing! what a feat!
all else is secondary to that one truth.
start there, build around that.
it’s okay to break or lose or come up short
nothing lasts and that’s beauty itself.
nothing would be precious and serene
if everything remained forever.
and we will continue as long as we are able
to see that beauty in this instant
and in the fact that we are able to do so.
happy for this moment.