truce

I need to walk down a sidewalk
somewhere
on a shady afternoon
find a table
outside a cafe
sit down
order a drink
and I want to sit there
with that drink
and I want
a fly to land
on that table.
then
in the background
I want to hear somebody
laugh.
then I want to see
a woman walk by
in a green dress.
then I want to see
a dog walk by
a fat dog
with short brown hair and
with
grinning eyes.
I want to die
sitting there.
I want to die
upright
my eyes still
open.
I want an airplane
to fly overhead.
I want a woman
to walk by
in a blue dress.
then I want
that same fat dog
with short brown hair and
grinning eyes
to come walking by
again.
that will be
enough
after all the
other
after everything
else.

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