each unexpected day

each unexpected day

each unexpected day
      with its rain
its gusts of wind
      its bursts of sunlight
shortlived
      but welcome nonetheless
and each step
      and each breath taken
as we move
      from time to time

there is so much
      to see and to do
in this world
      and yet
we cross our arms
      we sigh
and we slip into
      a haze of undefined
thought
      the cycle of trees
reminds us
      that leaves will come
and go in the autumn
      will fall
and that all life is dust
      that will one day
find its way down
      to the inconsolable sea

John Lyons

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