The aptest attitude one might assume
Is wonder and amazement towards life;
Although inevitably it ends in doom,
Its modes of growth and happiness are rife.
Our challenge here’s to fully realize
The host of human possibilities,
Especially our sapience, growing wise,
While letting no days pass we do not seize.
My daily way to celebrate this gift
Is to turn out, as I do here, a verse
With an ardent intention to uplift
The hearts and minds of readers and reverse
The fabled curse once cast upon our race
By demonstrating wit and style and grace.