What If…

what makes a life worth living. © anniefahy 2017

What if you came over

Instead of the blinking word,

we could have tea

In the backyard

with the sun?

The gold finches are here

Glimmering brilliance and wonder.

What if we listened together

To the locks within that lift

the flow of blood

From heart to head,

like the Panama Canal

so that the head knows:

what makes a life worth living?

The head could load

it’s frantic thoughts

into the belly

of the rocket

bound for Mars.

We could share this

tea, sun and birds;

Heartbeats and breath

fragrant tea and gardenia,

our thoughts part of the flow

of breath and blood.

Moments organized

for our pleasure

instead.

annie fahy ©2017