Life Twice

“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it”-Hunter S. Thompson

Life Twice

by Carmen H Gray

One is the hand that was dealt

One is what emerges, how it is felt

One is the flush

One is the bluff

One is how to set yourself free

One is only what you choose to see

One is an excess of this

One is the lacking, all remiss

One is blithely balanced on wire

One is sinking into the quagmire

A living Hell or a Paradise

 In this Life Twice

August Stories, cancer, living

Lucky August 20, 2014 5:27 p.m.

My good friend Justin (who we visited in Portland this summer) reminded me that our mighty heroine was lucky enough to find a 4 leaf clover on his property one day-she just happened upon it. Or, maybe, as Justin so eloquently put it, “the only person I’ve known to find a four leaf clover, found it here. It takes a seeker and one who recognizes what is special when they find it. Far less about luck, than the beauty of the person willing more beauty through her actions into the world with some unexpected surprises along the way.”