Sing a Song of Suspense

Before my wife says
let’s go grocery shopping
before woman say
you hunt or baby starve
before pyramids and capitalism
before Walmart and corner store
before one percent and ninety-nine
before computer and abacus
before global warming and fireside chats
before bombs and canons and arrows
before rocks and affidavits
before child soldiers and missionaries
before rape gangs and immigration
genocide and standup comics
there must have been love in the world.
I know, because my wife smiles as she says
Let’s go grocery shopping.
But whatever happened to the world’s smile?

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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