things happen
life happens
while we plan
and plod
while we dig
and dream
while we caress
and create
the forces of life
push and pull
at our efforts
yours and mine
and actions
mine and yours
scatter seeds
hither or yon
some take root
others are destroyed
or decompose
becoming fertile ground
for what next
things happen
life happens
ours is not to reason
or rail about why
all that really matters
is simply this –
how we respond
to happenstance
and how we hold each other
along the way