Hectic work schedules
Family commitments, then
Pausing to pursue, rare
Date-night of food and fun.

A Cell phone call.

Our distraught daughter
This morning a cut finger
Sinister infection
Now creeping up her arm.

How dare Life interrupt us?

Doctor’s office visit
Pharmacy, antibiotics
Forced fluids, mixed
With worry, panic and tears.

Ambushed by Life?

Friends and family prayers
Assurance, then peace.
Infection halted
Faith, hope, then sleep.

Life will ambush us. It’s
Not by appointment only.

~ J.E. Dyrholm ~