Life was following
its own sacred rhythm,
when, suddenly,
an accident interrupted
the flow, changing
everything, perhaps
never to return to
the accustomed way.

Living in the now
in the face of uncertainty,
living each day fully,
one at a time,
letting go of plans,
disappointing others,
yet still grateful it
did not happen under
worse circumstances
in unfamiliar surroundings.

A reminder of transience,
not to get attached
to what has been
comfortable or even
familiarly uncomfortable.

From “For Leon.” Posted with kind permission of the poet.