ThE sMiLE oF A cHiLD
How would you defend your life?
The choices you've made and missed?
Have you advanced the cause, nursed
the planet back to health, helped the poor?
How big is your carbon footprint?
Would you live your life over again?
Differently? Or, would you double-down?
Do you have any regrets? Will you?
What will they say about you when you die?
Will they say, bravo! Or, what the fuck?
What gifts will you leave us behind?
Will we recognize your presence in the world?
Even if it is only through the smile of a child?