RIC S. BASTASA


I Envision A Time When We Are Poor - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

once
out of my loneliness
i sit and envision a moment when we are poor
and desolate and we decide to go together for a lunch date
and we order
what we really want despite the fact that we fear we cannot afford it
yet we do not mind what happens next

i have the best chicken curry and jasmine rice and green tea
and you have the four seasons-juice
and beef steak & mashed potatoes for the main course
and leche flan for dessert

and we talk on some matters of the heart
about the stillness of time
and the unchanging mind and we begin to escape the poverty
of the hands and the feet &
the reality of us
wrinkled and weak

and we laugh and we look at each other and we confirm
the power of love.

love wins always
we agree

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009



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