Friday, January 12, 2024


Like the potpourri 
of states which 
comprise some sprawling country, 

there are states 
of mind, too, which aren't 
so easily reached.

A Floridian
thinks twice before day-
tripping to Alaska—so 

who are you 
to expect your native 
worry and despondency 

to impulsively 
agree to go and 
rent a tandem bike 

and joyride their way 
to the border 
of equanimity?