A Clear Day

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‘A Clear Day’

How to live,

today:

Perch

on an outdoor throne

to survey

your natural kingdom.

Adorn yourself 

in pale, fluid robes 

to grace a queen.

Mesmerize

and move mountains

with your eyes.

Dance

and rise off the ground

to glide

amidst heavenly bodies.

Taste joy

from every cup,

every morsel,

everything

that meets the eye.

Rest

bathed

in pink pearl light

of moons and slumber.

On a clear day

such as this,

you will reign

to the farthest reaches

and receive

kingdoms of riches.

This is living.

Art by Henri Manguin.

Jessica Wilbert