• Lorraine Johnson

[104] Beautiful Happenstance

The moments appear, they ebb and flow

all day long—a lifting curve of the lip

is always near—dazzling us with choice—

to move with it so it fully appears

and deepens the twinkles that sit on the edges

of our inner eye and softening face,

even if wrath and fear appear

and persist on pulling at the torn edges

of our enduring grace.


Yet if you are bold enough and take the breath

to realize being full when there is less

It's worth all the strength it takes

to create the way and be the dance of the life you own

—to dare to see and take the chance

to fully live life's one beautiful happenstance.