What if we are all secretly hoping
For one more breath, for one more day?
Knowing our place on this unpredictable globe,
Some part of us understands we are time-limited
That change stumbles upon us unaware
Disrupting our equanimity in ripples and waves.
If the grains of sand in the hourglass are draining,
What if there is only today? Only now?
Then perhaps we would take a few deep breaths
Doing what we must, choosing what we must,
Saying the words to the ones who matter
Maximizing the meaningful moments
With what time we have left.