Out in the world again, on
an unseasonably hot day.
In the car watching cactus
bloom after torrential rains.
So, we live day to day, learn
to take what comes as it may.
No reason to ruin our time
together, over the short term.
Long term we may already
be too late, or simply late.
Dead, but unaware, so far.
We simply haven’t fallen down.
Still, there are those who deny
the evidence before their eyes.
Perhaps, they think it’s the end,
a sad fiction, believe the lies.
They think they’re right. I don’t.
Maybe I’ll find out; it’s touch and go.