Balancing

Isn't that all any of us are trying to do?
Stay afloat amid the ebb and flow
of things we can and can't control
Our lives change
Thoughts drift and turn
People die

There is dark and light
Soft and loud
Bits of gray in between
And we are here
In the middle
Inhabiting the expansive mess of ourselves
Just trying not to fall

We do what we can