A Dime for an Epiphany

If I had dime for every epiphany

that I’ve had

it would add

up to a lot of money

however

remembering

those moments of inspiration

when something became clear

never lingered long enough

for them to physically appear

alas! my fleeting epiphanies

will never persevere

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The Fable of Fate

scholars and philosophers claim

we are all victims of fate

in some big game

nothing is foreordained

our future is unwritten

we choose our own lane

how we spend each day

dealing with reality

and sometimes play

fate is not cast in concrete

framing your name

on destiny’s side street

I don’t care what the poets say

we are not bound by fate

or any other written cliché

and what pundits say