I believe I’ll take a walk in the rain
splash through the fountain.
I believe I’ll speak truth to power
take a sailboat along the Turkish Coast
I believe I’ll sit in St Marks Square
meditate across time,
the liquid Adriatic Sea under my feet
as I walk on water.
I believe in economic justice;
flying for a day or so to
dance in the Rio Carnaval.
I believe in Pinot Grigio, 1987, Napa Valley,
next to baked Salmon in lemon/garlic sauce.
I believe in sharing;
the warmth of the sun on a Cuban beach.
I believe in the roundness of the circle,
the obliqueness of squares, rectangles and triangles;
their capacity to define space.
I believe in the hope
of the metaphysical life force
that surrounds infinity and makes time absolute.
I believe I must create;
look closely at the world of perpetual emotions
their disarray in real life;
redefine them in my accordance.
I believe in the fundamental goodness of humanity;
their immutable potential to ignore it.
I believe in the vagaries of love;
a walk in the bamboo forest,
deep in the Asian jungle.
I believe in beauty;
as a legitimate measure of substance.
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