Where else would you smile at the sight of a mountain meadow,
tumbling, rolling downhill to find yourself on a tropical reef
as you wind through the Chicane in 1963 Watkins Glen,
crossing the line at the bottom of the hill in your soapbox derby car,
your paddle stabbing desperately as the raft crests a wave,
realizing you dropped one pole halfway through the slalom
of revelers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve
just as the ball drops for your winning lottery ticket,
all expenses paid to a mountain meadow far from the madness?
Dream with me, and know.
Image source: ESA/Hubble & NASA (Judy Schmidt) via Astronomy Picture of the Day