Thursday, January 18, 2024


After years spent 
waiting for 
impoverishment to worsen 

or ignorance 
to lessen—

for tall ships 
which tread the air 

to bear us 
away or 
strand us here, 

the truth of who 
and what we are 

may finally strike us 
as priceless 
in its ordinariness: 

our ticket 
to ride has been 
punched all along, 

and we've already 
taken what the world 
has to offer.

Every moment 
has a diamond in it; 

we are all 
so rich 

that nobody is.