The moment’s now. Grab it. It will not come
Again. This is the only chance you’ll get.
Even the strongest feeling will grow numb.
Now never waits on those who say “Not yet.”
We think we can go back, pick up the trail;
But what it leads to isn’t there—it’s changed
Or moved—like you. It docked and then set sail
Into an ocean that’s been rearranged.
Only Now has your name on it, and if
You never reach for it, you won’t forgive
Yourself. So do it. Be a lucky stiff
For once. No second guesses. Choose and live.
And if Time lets it grow or leaves it dying,
At least it won’t be lost for lack of trying.
Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells