Simple Things

I am inclined to waste my life working

In activities that I consider frivolous

So I can take the people I love shopping

It is true shiny clothes, phones , or fine wine

Rarely stopped me in my tracks

My needs are simple

A book, a movie, cheap port wine

Spicy street food and internet

All my needs are relatively cheap

But to watch people smile

Is one of my needs too

And I do not begrudge the happiness

That people get from such things

I only envy them

If only I could get off my high horse

And learn to enjoy a fine shirt

The way I enjoy a fine book now

But that would not be me

Or would it

Damn the Prozac

and full steam ahead

Back to work for

Here’s Johnny