These maternal issues aside, he wonders,
What do you think is a life well lived, he ponders,
Would it be fame and fortune and ruddy good health?
Or a simple unremarkable life that’s borne without stealth?
Would you prefer trials and tribulations and constant bloody crises?
As opposed to calm and contentment and no base pleasures?
I’ll just go through the future with an open mind,
And just deal with what life throws at me, I opine.
© 2020 S Phua