Everything flies 

away eventually


a finite succession 

of crystalline 

moments in time

are all that we 

really have here


choices allow us

to shape each of them before

they are frozen in form


In this moment

I choose to be grateful,

happy and to be kind to you


I will never understand

your struggles and

mine you can never know


not hallow kindness 

born of pity

from some bleeding heart


but honest kindness

that comes from a place

of solemn respect

for a fellow traveler

whose twisted path

will eventually lead

them to the fringe

of very same Truth.