What happened to us?

We used to grin and giggle
at things so silly and simple.

Like, when that branch reached over
its elbow and gave you the finger.

Like, when a duck’s quack
begged for crumbs. Like,

since we were already laughing
so hard there was no stopping

it. Now we stare at the ground
and discuss the profound

improvements in our lives,
extinguishing smiles for miles.

 

PAD Challenge 15: “What ___”

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