Like King David, they have drunk
the wine of astonishment.

Mouths open wide,
they lean toward me in this alley,
swearing the world is good,

that it is easy to live
on fire, unnoticed,
and do nothing but praise.

Posted with kind permission from Francine Marie Tolf.

From Rain, Lilies, Luck © 2010 North Star Press of St. Cloud, Minnesota