“A Mystery Box”
By Ashley O’Hare
We always thought
the world was a mystery box–
you cannot see what’s next;
you only hope for the best.
Recently I found out
what I could never live without
laid outside the realm of my mind–
something extraordinary to all mankind.
I discovered that my life
didn’t require riches to be right;
it needed someone to share it with.
What is joy with no audience?
The world is quite predictable
when we open our eyes to the cards on the table.
What I needed was nothing new.
What I needed was always you.