Unbidden We Live On

Unbidden we live on
seeking beauty
meaning
belonging
achievement
containtement
happiness
connection
comfort
power
glory

we pick an excuse
and then another,
sometimes
just serendipitously,
sometimes doggedly,
because it seems
impossible
to live on
without one

yet
when we look back
we see
we can go on living
without this, or that,
or all of
this and that, even

and we question
if it was really
unbidden —
the living on

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