I didn’t go, but I’m thrilled just the same
Dateline: Spokane WA. April, 29, 2022
Tickets were pricey
but that wasn’t why
I didn’t attend.
I went to a Beatles concert
in Seattle in 1964
and indeed, I treasure the memory,
always have and always will.
I already love Sir Paul
as much as its safe to love
(a person turned into a product,
for good or ill.)
There are actually people
who love Donald Trump
as deeply as I love the Beatles.
But here’s the thing:
There isn’t a beautiful garden,
a famous person,
an amazing sight
I’d pay more than $5
or walk across the street to experience.
This is how I want to be
and how I am.
Best of luck on your journey
to find yourself;
I can tell you from yada-yada-yada
that you needn’t kill the Buddha
if you meet him on the road,
but you cannot think that doing so
would be any different than him
not killing you.
Photo By Eric Koch for Anefo - CC0.