just once, i would like for there
to be no ifs or buts
in my life. no rough edges
to be sanded away. no dark clouds
on the horizon. no other shoe
waiting to drop. i want a blast
of sunshine: pot of simmering angst
safely on the back burner.
to travel through still waters,
devoid of hidden monsters.
a parade of joy, iridescent
edge of a bubble
right before it pops