We’ve all heard of a charmed life, someone who
despite the odds fulfils a destiny;
yet every life, it so turns out, it too
is charmed; the end is when the end will be.
Noticeably, the charmed life is assessed
by risk, surviving which, the subject proves
unassailable, by all thus confessed
unique, a sign of providence that moves
all things, ironically, each life that seems
less fated, whose subjects are in suspense
of what will be, a realm of hopes and dreams
to be achieved or dashed, a present tense
of some certainty; and so to live out
a charmed life that each of ours is about.