Thank You – Susan Firer
Thank you, street signs, for pointing me toward the lake.
Thank you lake, for never losing the thread of our conversation.
Being too warm the old lady said to me
is better than being too cold I think now
Once a man sent me a valentine under the circumstance
that he “found it on the floor & decided to send it,” a circumstance
which required me to throw it away, just as I threw
a book at John once to make him love me. Circumstances
Thanks – W.S. Merwin