Nothing Cynical Today, Please


I know we’re all supposed to be

So smart,

And we are

But sometimes don’t you want to take

A breath

Then exhale all kinds of things

That really aren’t necessary

On the inside, anymore


Take in something fresh

I know it’s hard in a polluted world

But there’s still enough air out there

And in a breeze

There’s dreaming

Give that some air as well


I’m going to close up the dark shop

And risk the outside world

Not to get too close

Just yet

But find a sitting place

(you, too),

Not so far away

To look outside and inside

Consider what to keep

What can be let go at last


C L Couch



Shouse Village, Wolf Trap, United States

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