It’s up, down, sideways, sometimes stripped of all sense,
A puzzle floating in mid-air.
Life is life, so even with magical thinking you will be thrown about.
Just keep showing up and lean into the road that appears, and
Find a way to worship the bends and curves.
Like an iconic piece of art
Without judgment or disappointment
Crooked or not, your life is still a masterpiece.
Banish soul-crippling expectations and attachments
Life unfolds as it should.
Laugh when you can
Plan upside down
Forge hope, and most of all
Be kind to your mysteries.