Monday, July 09, 2007


Today he bought

a pair of sunglasses.

He didn’t purchase a house

in sunlit Arizona,

nor did he sail across the sea,

nor create a sensation

with his poems and stories.

He simply purchased sunglasses

at CVS for seventeen dollars.

When he put them on,

he saw the loveliness of things.

Riding his bicycle

with these glasses,

the streets grew magnificent,

and the trees he passed

were the prettiest ever.

The praise more often

goes to seas that glisten

or the glamorous stars above us,

but, coasting down Spring Street,

he gave a shout

for his CVS sunglasses.

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