Vitality Preferred

Remember the play of civilization;
how people treat each other waiting
in a long, summer line for ice cream?

Be careful in the way you lean; someone 
behind you may be making smiley faces
at the little one you hold in your arms.

Does this gathering come about from
reading the message in the soda bottle
or from seeing a fortune unfold from a cookie?

The Help Wanted sign on a desert island
reads, "New Liberator position available.
No experience necessary.  Vitality preferred."

The questions, What should I want?
and, What do I want? refuse to bend
away from the one question they have become.

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