At night sometimes
Do you wake
To the fragile uncertainty
Of existence

Does your jaw clench
Your stomach tighten
While your mind dwells on
The impermanence of
All you love

A life anchored
Like balloons
Tugging on thin cotton threads
In the wind

Can you see its miracle
Can you feel the delicate joy
Along with the unsettling fear

Or do you crowd it out
With your new flat screen
Stainless steel appliances
And designer shoes

As for me
In the morning
I will remember
Though, I will put on
The business shirt,
The watch
And go

For now