But what is more playful
than the connivance of fate and time?

Fate’s been joking with all of us
Giving false expectations when there should be none
Hinders what is hoped for
Yet gives way to what is dreaded.

Time is definitely its equal
Playing with your emotion
Shortens your happy days
Yet lengthens the tormenting ones.

A collaboration that is sometimes
beyond our capacity to tolerate.