Game

by J. B. Sisson

In life’s peculiar game of hit or miss,
whatever happens, you’re supposed to say,
“It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Who hasn’t ever paused to reminisce
and wonder if it had to be that way
in life’s peculiar game of hit or miss?

Who hasn’t craved a metamorphosis?
Bottom the weaver, translated, could bray,
“It doesn’t get any better than this!”

But you’re not snoozing in a chrysalis
and hoping you’ll be ready, come what may
in life’s peculiar game of hit or miss.

Although a ruthless audience may hiss
when you’re ad libbing life’s impromptu play,
it doesn’t get any better than this.

As you’ve been dreaming of a future bliss
and divagating like a ricochet
in life’s peculiar game of hit or miss,
it doesn’t get any better than this.