Context

Context

Ordinary

is the worst possible word

when you imagine it applied to your life

by someone whose spectacular existence

on any given day

is a prize

already awarded.

 

What’s strange is how

after bad news or betrayal

you crave it –

 

The fabulous lives of others

are suddenly too frivolous to envy

and the ordinary evening

with its commonplace thoughts and pleasures

seems almost enough

to make you feel silly

for ever wanting more.

 

 

DeMaris Gaunt

7-15-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

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