Where lies the key?
I checked every pocket.
Every nook and cranny.
In and under
fifty-three self-help books
by domestic and foreign authors.
At a job fair I learned
I should use my gifts
toward my perfect career
which left me with the choice
of joining the French Foreign Legion
or becoming a suicide bomber.
As I practice exhaling the apocalypse
and envisioning a future
less bright than a nuclear explosion,
I am certain the mightiest proof
of my inner strength
is that I decided to make a career
out of bicycling from my front door
to Who-Knows-Where America
with the notion of reaching Nirvana
somewhere in between
leaving it all behind
and a collision with an untoward fate.
copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney