UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
DANNY MILLS

Happiness

I've become obsessed with words
like, partner and gentle and easy-now.
What happened there?
When there's misery spilling over the sidewalks,
And the army men staring
into still-life,
And faces of young children sagging.
Now -
I'll bounce over to them,
Like a goofy old man.
and say, "easy-now, partner…"
And I'll say it gently,
even though,
They don't speak English,
Or recognize big eyes spinning all over the place…
But I know I said it well,
And said it in one breath,
spontaneously.
And that's all that matters -
When nobody wants to get dressed,
On days like this.









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