the whole country snarled into such a hot mess
you wouldn’t recognize democracy if she
removed her skirts and danced on your lap for free,
pretending to like you.
A woman laughs
and my daughter steps out of the radio.
Grief spreads in my throat like strep.
It happens, you know—the day opens itself
like a tulip in a warm room, and you meet someone
who amazes you with their willingness
to be a thousand percent alive
you won’t know that squall in the soul
as when you pondered your place in the world.
Whatever that was, now is.
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