As we advance in years,a presumption occurs
that we are wise because we have survived.This is random
and our tiny lives could be snatched from us like a child's toy
by fates as anonymous as daily headlines.We are still here-
so folk of youth and fear ask HOW and WHY
We laugh,because of a certain rough spiritual equality
that means we all share breath,life,this planet
and will all leave here.Leaving ourselves here.
Consciousness is fleeting.Time is revealing.
For we have sat @elder's knee and asked for wisdom.
It did not come.Just sharing
what it is we all have right now -in common