Oh, The Places You Will Go (But Let’s Face It- Only In Your Imagination)

“Oh, The Places You Will Go (But Let’s Face It- Only In Your Imagination)” – 1-4-14

You should be sitting at a cafe in Paris
sipping a cappacino and writing your novel
then falling into bed with a man who calls you
“une belle femme”
after gleefully consuming too much red wine-
instead of scrubbing floors and
chasing other peoples’ children
and trying to scribble poems in between
the humdrum banality of everyday life
and the crippling self-doubt.
You should be taking cruises
and things for granted
and chances-
building bridges to exciting, exotic places-
instead of always burning them down-
you could be kissing boys because they
called you clever
and not because they look so sad and broken-
getting tattoos your family would never understand
and falling in love with
yourself for a change.
But you are probably just going to
kiss the kids goodnight and stay up
writing about
places you may never see and
things you might
never do. 

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