Options

When you look past your smartphone screen for

a moment there are dogs laying

at your feet in the dirty streets of

this town just as unproductive

as you.

If your vision permits though, and the

flexibility in your spine, and you

look up,

past your doubts and fears,

there’s an infinity waiting to be

explored! It isn’t easy

and will never be

and has any names

and requires will and patience

– two things our race seems to have lost or

traded in a long,

long time ago –

but after a while, the things you will see

will no longer just reflect back what

you are able to see, but open up new

options, always new options.

And even farther away, perhaps past the

rainbow, there will be faiths and freedoms

available for us to drink

in with our eyes

for the short, sweet moment we have here

together.