Gazing out onto the silver ribbon of river
My thoughts drift to worrisome woes
Loved ones battling grief, indecision and the creeping footsteps of death
As holiday chatter mingles with the everyday bustle of life
My heart is torn - between levity and anguish
The darker emotions feel heavy while the joyful ones, sparkly and fine
Must we choose?
What will we lose?
An answer to these tragedies are often too difficult to define.