Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Do you believe in fate/destiny?
When I think about the people I know
the ones who believe that fate and destiny brought them their true love
and that house above the Sea
where the sunsets are always golden and the sunrises are full of birdsong
and everyone who lives next door to them
stands when they are told to stand and sit where they are told to sit
and if that snap collar around their neck was a little tight now and then,
digging into their flesh, why complain? Why fight it?
Fate did this, Destiny helped.
This was meant to be.
The people in my life who believe in fate and destiny
took what they wanted, and said what they had to say, to convince the face that
looked back at the from their bathroom mirror with that slightly skeptical look
that it was Fate and Destiny that brought them to where they are now
complete with snap collars and birdsong
through absolutely no fault of their own.