Precise as it will ever be,
Is life’s confusing tapestry
Veiled threats mix with harmony
As is shown countless times

Stars can sparkle brightly
Though sometimes they are not seen
When clouds come in so quickly
Like dark thoughts within our minds

Ignorant as we may seem
We try to get ourselves seen
As environmentally friendly
And being cruel to be kind

We get weighed down so heavily
Seeking lightness, drinking herb tea
Mutable like a Joshua Tree
Yet mostly failing to shine

Individual as a bumble bee
We do the same collectively
As a threatened cuttlefish out at sea
And squirt ink; or drivel; or lies

Plod on: we do regardlessly
Complaining so remarkably
Flake out when change comes urgently
Yet we continue with our lives

Precise as it will ever be,
Is life’s confusing tapestry
Filled with folk like you and me
But on the whole we’re doing fine

(This is a repeat presentation, originally posted in 2016)

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