I am not suffering.
the pond is flocked with widgeons,
mergansers, a blue heron.
Children are laughing at the sun
in their eyes and collecting
early childhood on their tongues.
I am steeping in everything-solved.
Please don’t worry about me
I had a substantial lunch: drone policies,
universal background checks, common
chemicals’ effects on vaccines,
economic war, nuclear provocation
looming. It’s time I got back to work:
mowing grass, removing locks,
changing light bulbs, aligning
perspective in my viewfinder.