We all want to believe there’s more to this
Than just the floating here and fleeting now.
We want a vow each time we feel Life’s kiss.
We want Why and Because to balance How.
We want there to be something so much more
Than the mundane, that tells us firmly, “Yes,
You are eternal, and this life’s a poor
Excuse for a more permanent address.”
But Here’s the only place I get to live
And Now’s the only time I get to try
To love and feel and laugh and ache and give
And make my life an answer to Life’s Why
That will be wise enough to give Death pause,
And answer all whys with my life’s Because.
Copyright 2012 Matthew J Wells