Monday, July 4, 2011

How Ice Cream Makes Things Alright

All is not right with the world:
friends still visit the hospital
multiple times a week;
families are falling apart—
siblings not talking to each other,
parents splitting up,
and all sorts of bad things
happening in dark places;

I have bills to pay
with no source of income;
papers to research and write
with no real subject;
and a persistent case of the lonelies
that flares-up like herpes—

but right now
my legs throb with accomplishment,
there’s a digital camera
full of pictures
documenting an alpine ascent--panoramic views,
group photos, and crazy-carpet rides,
we are tired past the giggle point,
and I have an ice cream cone—

Right now
things are alright.

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