La Poétesse

In my next life,
on the left lapel label,
Hello my name is…
Flâneur.

Artist.
Poet.
French.

The only happy person on earth!

Neither loafer nor idler
au contraire!

Observer.
Stroller.
Wanderer.

Wonderer.

Whisperer of what you miss
in your workaday world —
telling secrets to turtles.

Poem ©2016, Jen Payne, National Poetry Month, 1. Image: Fables, Raphael Kirchner. For more on flânerie, see “In Praise of the Flâneur.”

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