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  • Gary Hunter

As Good as it Gets? Jan. 12, 2023

isn’t the nature of happiness

to lure you forward inward

upward to a time and space

more joyous than you are now


and with just one or two

shifts in fortune or circumstance

you know you’ll be back on course

headed for that promise land?


so the dogs are in horizontal peace

asleep on the sofa


four dear friends are coming to

dinner in a couple hours


I’m munching a particularly

good brand of kettle chips

and finishing up this poem


maybe for me

this

is as good as it gets

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