If Not Now, When?

— Lesa Medley

If not now, when?
Yesterday is already in the past,
there is no guarantee
of tomorrow; much less
of the future, out there
somewhere, someday
so isn’t now
the only true option
any of us ever really have?
Everything else is
either in the past
or an illusion.
So… as Mary Oliver asks,
what will I do
with the rest of
my one wild and
precious life?
If not now, when??
If not me, who??

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