When you want to take a chance
on someone or something other than love
there follows a most exhaustive search
for the sparks that ignite desire.
But they have gone missing and simply lost
since that moment of first encounter
and desire must stay as forever dead
deep in this life’s great mystery.
It’s not to say that the clouds descend
and blanket a life in gloom
but rather the sun shines fulsome
on the smallest of blessings.
And that’s not to say that we shrink
and become as the weak disempowered
but rather there follows a speedy growth
into complete acceptance.
To know and accept begets the will
to lay down the tools of the search
but that’s not to say that we will
stay as forever dead, dead!