Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ordinary fortune (Day 482)

Fortune will return 
to ordinary men.
We’ll wear pure white 
after Labor Day, then. 

And women (well, those 
d’un certain âge) will bare 
their arms 
and grow their hair. 

Cars will lengthen,
children strengthen,
even dogs will evidence 
their freshly gilded lines. 

They say: “Your priorities 
appear mixed up. 
But, merely winning 
the game is not enough. 

Real joy lies in amplifying 
each well-earned victory. 
Our success is far more 
satisfying when those 
less fortunate can see.

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

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