“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?” ~ Rose Kennedy
My friend is lucky.
Her love lives.
She has a wife and a kid.
As writers, we declared
Long ago: j-o-b-s distract.
She’s dedicated to a distraction.
Committed by way of marriage
And her ego’s need for independence
Managing the only 24 hours given each day.
I’m lucky, granted—by grace and my sister’s magic—
Freedom to pursue my passion daily.
The gift every writer dreams of: time
To work on our calling, the way others work
On their professions. Writing defines everything.
Writing rights us. We know no other way.
We’ll squeeze the whole world out to fit our
Writing in, but we don’t want to do it that way.
I don’t have to. I’m lucky.
Certainly luckier than most.
Of course, unluckier than many.
Losing everything, and my beloved dying.
I live my grandfather’s legacy:
I’ve had a lot of loss, but
I’ve had a lot of love.
Both unlucky and lucky,
Like my friend, all my
Friends, family and strangers.
Love, freedom, time and money.
Health, opportunities and obligations.
Coping, managing and manifesting.
Luck. We can’t hold it. It’s a
Hot potato. Good and bad luck.
We juggle them both, knowing:
For all the good, there’s a price.
I willingly pay.
And the bad?
Opportunity for metamorphosis.
I play my part.
I change. I grow.
We’re all lucky. And unlucky. Then, lucky again.
Sometimes life swings full
Circle and you realize
How lucky you are.
How lucky you are!