she asked me,
what do you think
of these chance encounters
of ours?

and i did not know
what to say.

i am not a believer in chance,
you see.

i am a believer
in the non-existence of coincidence.

i am a believer
in providence.

but still,
i challenge it.

and what troughs i drink from
while journeying
from ambition
to realization!