The Dance

December 31, 2017 life

The people in our lives
are like the air around us,
like molecules dancing
in Brownian motion.

We are all caught up
in a quantum quadrille,
temporary partners
in a grand squaredance,
brought together
and torn asunder,
jostled and pulled
by chaos and karma.

We are dancing a dance
of serendipity and tragedy,
understanding and conflict,
friends and enemies,
coming and going
in endless patterns.

It is the soup
of our experience,
with the richness of joy,
and the bitterness
of defeat.

It is this dance
that makes us alive,
with all its vicissitudes,
and all its grace.