The second-order path

Often, fail our imagined thoughts

Imagined thoughts, a probability game

Considers only the first-order intentions

And expects fulfillment of all intentions

Often, our first-order intentions fail

We feel disenchanted

Future is undefined; why focus on it

What would then be the driving force to live

Why not think of the more relevant

A by-product of the present

Two plus two is four, no one denies

But there is more to know, the by-products of the present

By-products, often, are emergent, second-order

What about foregoing a little fixation with the ‘defined’

What about traversing a little, the second-order path