Simple Joys (1972)

Simple Joys

by Marc Mangel

 

Simple Joys

 

its a shame we dont have simple joys anymore

dont tell me we do because the evidence is

contrary

take for example those too young to

feel the prison of maturity

give them a companion and a balloon and

they soar past unseen

pillars in their yellow chariots

that bounce kitelike in the sky

while their joy can weaken as the

piece of twince

 

but given an ADULT a balloon

BAH you may as well give a child

the stock market

for adults dont know simple joys

they pris and piss and mess the kite and

surely dont fly with it

thats why we dont have simple joys anymore

 

May 1972

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