1/13/02 #1

Each day offers a surprise and a challenge
The way we construct our futures
And attempt to shore up or mortar over our past

Perhaps we are offered a single page
And we create a periodical, a subscription list
And 5 reasons not to accept it at all

The coffee cools, the mind wanders

Life in time narrows the choices
We often can be left with our word,
Our memory and little else

It is strange to have a sense that you did
Everything you were supposed to
Yet it didnít turn out the way you wanted it to

And thatís ok, youíre in a place where you can
Accept your part and stay out of the rest
You still have your relationships and no one
Has changed the way they think of you

You are no less a person or provider
Things just didnít happen the way you
Had created in your mind

As if that was the way
It ever turns out.