There’s no good reason to be

in the present.

After all it only lasts a moment.

There must be better places to be.

Mindfulness is so passe’.

If you’re trying so hard to be mindful,

you’re not paying attention.

Don’t cause my brain to laugh. Leave

my anxiety alone.

My grandchildren need it.

It will teach them a lesson.

Why do we do these things?

I wonder what the first generation

to get the flu did.

I think I’ll become a hermit

in a cave in Connecticut.

Probably can’t afford the Taxes

in Connecticut.

The Andes would be cheaper. But

it’s far away and commuting

to my therapist would be expensive.

Outside my window frogs croak.

A shadowy image of Jasmine, fragrant.

I could sit and exist for hours.

~Fred Briggs

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By fredbriggs15

Fred Briggs is an award-winning poet. His poems have been published by Agape Review, Of Poets & Poetry, City of Orlando Words & Wonders and others. Fred is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he majored in English Literature with an emphasis on 17th Century poetry.

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