It’s not what you expect
Or even what you don’t
It’s what you never thought possible
That can sway your hope

The moments you imagined
Seem far brighter in your mind
And only seem to sharpen
As reality fades with time

What was is always better
What is just isn’t enough
Shadows of possibility
At first tender end up being tough

The moment so elusive
Slips easily through our grasp
We missed it in life’s struggle
And reflect with our last gasp