unexpected you

always, it is the unexpected
that brings forth
the crystalline perfection
that we spend our lives
trying to achieve,
as Billy Collins said,
in our "headlong rush to the grave,"
all of us wiser,
and each of us, a knave,
squandering time
on thoughtless moves and gestures
so much for our eternal conjecture;
and so I've found,
time after time after time
that the best of
what's around
is usually where I am not
looking, seeking,
digging, working;
I turn life's corners,
and suddenly,
there you are.

March 8, 2009.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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