I asked
A young friend
What would she do, if
Handed a list of the tough times
She’d have to traverse in her lifetime.

That she’d be given the choice of when
To slot them into her life span on earth.

Her reply… “I would schedule them all
For the last few days of my life. I’d have
A wonderful existence and enjoy it ’til then.”

~ J.E. Dyrholm ~
Traverse: A sideways motion across a rock-face from
one practicable line of ascent or descent to another.
(Oxford English Reference Dictionary)