Just Living Should Be Enough

Just living should be enough,
many are not even that lucky
life, with all its troubles
heartaches and heartbreaks
lost opportunities
forgotten friendships
broken relationships
soured dreams

Just love should be enough,
a few manage even a glimpse at it,
forget a love that lasts lifetimes,
just a love that sets you aflame
on the inside,
and makes you alive, on the outside,
fleetingly, even,

Just a kid should be enough,
looking up to you,
trusting you,
emulating you,
loving you,
waiting for you,
when you enter
that door,
every day …

Just a job should be enough,
to put a roof over your head,
to put food on your plate,
to pay for things,
that money can buy:
education for kids,
medical insurance,
entertainment,
a bit of travel

Just a house should be enough,
just a loved one caring for you,
just a decent health,
just a few minutes a day to ruminate,
just a hint of opportunity, to go after
just the nature to calm you
just a cloud to give hope of rain,
just a silver lining
just the petrichor
just the rainbow,
without the mythical pot
at its illusory end

But we want it all,
and more,
forgetting the list,
as we ask,
for that
one
more
thing,
to make us happy.

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