A Guilty Pleasure

It is the height of irresponsibility to say,
“Let's take a drive,” but, dear, I have to go.
My birthday wasn't any fun. A two year-old,
A four year-old, a woman old enough, you'd
Think, to be not quite so headstrong and
Demanding as the younger two, conspired
To destroy the day, and did. They've gone.
I'd like to, too. A peaceful ramble through
The fields of corn, already going yellow,
Past some barns and shiny silos, over rivers,
Into half-abandoned towns with empty
Streets. I'll come back in due time,
Of course, and feel a little guilty for
Contributing to global warning just to
Entertain myself, but, given yesterday's
Frustrations, I'm okay with feeling some

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Written on 2021-09-14 at 16:56

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
The words "happy" and "birthday" become oxymoronic at some point. Taking pleasure when and where you can is a good gift to yourself. Suffer the guilt later?