May 1, 2017 life

Why does change
amaze and confuse us,
sometimes fill us
with discomfort
and fear?

Is it because
what we see before us
refuses to match
the pictures
we hold so tightly
in our minds?

What stubborn perversity
keeps us glued
to yesterday’s images,
while life’s immediacy
plays out in front of us?

What futile hope of comfort
persuades us
to ignore life’s challenges
and its joyous surprises
in favor of a certainty
which is only imagined?