Thursday, March 30, 2023


Never focus 
on arriving (it seems 
that, somewhere, 

you have heard this);
what's important 
is the journey. 

But I'm curious 
what some of these 
dingy paths—

these choked 
city streets, oppressed 
with traffic, for instance,

or the dull 
late-March sidewalks, 
all rimmed 

with debris 
and depressing, 
headless tulips—yes, 

I'm curious 
what these sorts 
of passages 

would say about that. 
Might they, in fact 

a difference between 
our striving and 
our need 

to stride? My, how 
excessive, how quick-
ly complex 

the simple physics 
of our drive 
for contentment gets.