A far cry from fair
Such deficit can never be fully righted
And yet, I am still here
You are, too
Whatever happens in the span of our lives
We can choose something else
Because, we are better
Better than those who came before
No one can effect change outside of the self
Even a self with an empty tank
Running a motor on a lifetime of fumes
Driving endlessly down the road to nowhere
That's me--I'm a 10:10
But it's also "us"
A happier-than-happy "us"
For, Destiny brought you and I together again on that fateful day
We were a "we"
A brief bit of heaven is still heavenly
The truest of divine gifts
Especially for a girl with an empty tank
Je t'adore, mon amour, ou que tu sois, je suis aussi
*Photo copyright Rebecca Housel 2020