Today I met a woman at the bus stop.
She was smiling so wide that it made me
Smile right back at her;
Big-teeth; wide-lipped, sunshine-spilling
Happiness everywhere like a flood
It washed over me and made me feel good.
She said, the world is beautiful even though
Times are tough and the sky is gloomy;
I have the whole weekend ahead of me
And then I'm going on vacation to meet my
Ex husband in Georgia
We're getting married again. He's a full-blown
Minister now. People say
That I look like a bride. Do I look like I'm
Just a little bit, I said. We
High-fived and I
Wished her all the good vibes and
Happiness in the world.
It was only fair -
She filled mine for a moment.