can it be? / by Ellen Sorensen

can it be? 

this life created so carefully 

can you see?

the way it passes so rapidly? 


all of us searching and yearning for meaning 

some us find it and are actually gleaning 


no measure of translating can really define

the effort it takes to digest the find


and even through there is a similar thread 

no one can predict what's directly ahead


so we hold on to words like hope, beauty, and truth

and love like we're still in the days of our youth.