The little girl twirled and looked at the screen:
so many lives with futures unseen . . .
“I’d like them all,” the little one said,
“though I know this choice could mess with my head.

These twists and turns,
these ups and downs,
to meet them all with just a few frowns,
to give back what I can and enjoy this life,
the chance to explore both pleasure and strife:
to embrace it all – what is there to lose,
for will I get another chance to choose?”


December 2022