here today, gone tomorrow,
or just unreliably so,
how to capture the joy in the minute,
to stem the ebb and flow.
a new face, new life, new sound, new feel,
each one is cherished and seen,
for what it is, not what it will be,
the raw behind the sheen.
one never knows where life may lead,
if things will stay the same,
if love may come and stay forever,
or leave from whence it came.
the world goes round, all life unsteady,
and love, a momentary salve,
when push comes to shove, and lifes truths lays bare,
a moment is all we have.