There is risk in all things.
Sure, I can understand that concept.
However, is calculating risk a weakness?
Am I, therefore, squandering my happiness
if I choose a knowledgable life–
one where the road is clear?
“Happiness is not something ready made.”
No, dear Dalai Lama, it’s not.
I try not to over think
the decisions I’ve made thus far–
there is, certainly, no happiness there.
Joy was found on the path
where my footsteps have already fallen.
Oh, yes, there were many nooks
and crannies filled with generous blessings
along my past’s hills and valleys.
Now there are steps to take,
new choices to fret sleeplessly over.
These are not my darkest moments
as I search for a light
to turn Darkness from the shadows.