In a Glass of Cider

It seemed I was a mite of sediment
That waited for the bottom to ferment
So I could catch a bubble in ascent.
I rode up on one till the bubble burst,
And when that left me to sink back reversed
I was no worse off than I was at first. 
I’d catch another bubble if I waited. 
The thing was to get now and then elated.

Robert FrostIn the clearing, 1962