The sum of content
How do you quantify
…the sum of content?
To Stand on the Banks of the Seine,
having had a grade-school, life-long friend?
A Subway ride into Brooklyn,
A sizeable raffle win?
To have shaken a president’s hand?
To have marched, in the Rose Bowl in the high-school band?
To share a beer, back stage, with a prominent star
To have escaped death and have the scar
To have plunged unclothed into a lake from a cliff
To have attended the Ballet….bored stiff
To have beheld the womb’s gifts in both pink and blue
To have had a whole day with absolutely nothing to do,
To have settled with peace if today you would bid a final adieu
Like a once-loved forgotten toy,
Realized love… lost, is better than love you never knew
If your life’s quantifiable meaning isn’t yet infinitesimal bliss
Repair the holes,
Should you need to blow the world a kiss