Life, at times, pays no attention to you,
It knows that the time will come
as it always does when you will throw it over
for its younger sibling Death.
For Life is, after all, the older of the two.
There could be no death without life.
but there will come a time when you smile at something
a rainbow, a bad joke, the unexpected largesse of a lover
and Life, being Life
will forgive you for what you have not yet done.