Fortunately forever

It is never what you see
or perhaps
sometimes in the corner
of your eye
the girl you see
walking by
is real and you do
see her.

Many times on the tines of
a fork I’ve seen Romans walk
in formation
talk Neopolitan
thinking they were in Brooklyn
but really just imagining.

Murderous deeds and evil intent
in the books that I read and the
videos I rent,
time is well spent on these
pursuits.

But it’s matter of fact
that attracts me
and she is the magnet
that
shows me my metal.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.