WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID TO LOSE ?
All of it.
Don't you want to keep it all ?
Every last thing that life has to offer.
Your husband's broad grin as you
Drag him into a store to buy him clothes.
Every last bit you can take from the world.
You want to keep it all.
Your grown daughter's soft cheek
Her pensive look, her sudden smile.
You want to keep it.
Your grandbaby's fist clutching a red strawberry
Shoving it into his mouth so he can suck the juice.
You want it forever.
You son's proud stance, his loving glance toward
His wife and daughter.
No matter what you have, it's better than nothing.
Banana yellow floribunda roses.
The good, the not so good, the bad, and the awful.
Patchwork America seen from the air as you
Travel its expanse from coast to coast.
No matter what you don't have, it's still something.
That feeling that envelopes your soul while standing in
Moonlight, the stars, the vast nothingness.
The something that you know is there
You want life.
You want to live.
You want to continue.
What are you afraid to lose ?