Cue Card Wisdom

The crusted firemen, with wisdom from a cue card, tell oftrips to St. Ides.

Travelers met, changed in 12 days.

“Everything happens for a reason,” they say.

I watch the cat maneuver through the chairs,

back and forth, back and forth, they rock.

“Everything’s good, everything’s good,” spoke

the cautious cat, but his heart wasn’t in it.

The chair came down like the lanterns

into the pool whose ropes had been cut.

-by Grace from Maryland (search phrase “everything happens for a reason”)