Going for a run on my favorite trail

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Going for a run on my favorite trail

An overabundance of kudzu wraps everything in a fluffy green blanket

Then the rain starts to fall.

I am surrounded by wildflowers

Their leaves and stems wetly reflecting the cloudy white sunlight.

How can I continue to be unhappy

When I am surrounded by wildflowers?

 

I stop to pick up burgers for dinner

The rain still cooling me through.

My waiter is an exceptionally beautiful kid

With clear skin, fearless blue eyes,

And a cowlick in his hair.

At the table next to me, three girls launch into a few bars of song

Then break down into laughter.

Through the thick soup of conversation

One voice isolates itself.

It is saying,

“Pull my finger.”

How can I continue to be unhappy

When I am surrounded by cheeseburgers?

 

 

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