How quickly life can change
sunny, cloudless, no ripples to trip
yet in mere seconds the tide will change
shifting the emotional sands of our shores.
Now turbulent skies reveal the worst
like what remains when death walks in,
that for which we cannot rehearse
or have scope of imagination to bear.
How best to cope when all seems lost
or grief seeps in and holds hostage your heart
and then one night a new moon shines
eclipsing this internal purple bruise.
And on we go, these cycles in life
each a beginning and end to each.