Madison, Wisconsin

The syrupy not-two-sweet flavor of a peach iced tea at Espresso Royale,
the unique combination of spices in a veggie strudel special at Kabul,
the absoluteness of an iced soy chai at Fair Trade Coffeehouse…
The chirping of modern-day former dinosaurs as amblers go by,
the budding of spring in that green as green as grass,
the casual stroll on a summer morning, light dresses in full bloom…
On State Street, the Capitol approaching in tandem with Bascom Hill,
storefront by storefront, old and rare books, and bright candy,
bikes by the bagels, buses from the lakes…
Views of those worlds, touching the sky,
leaves and laughter, a place forever after
another day, finding home
another day being home.