Jesus loves you, don’t be tough guy
says man walking his bike this
morning across the cross walk.
Coffee. He smiles. I realize
the words are for me. There are
things to be happy for. December is
Strange. Even just a little bit of sun-
shine warms the heart. Feeling good
is contagious and I feel good. Here is
what I’d like to do more than anything:
clean the sidewalks. I’m only me so
it’d be difficult but that’s OK. It’s
disgusting how a person can spend
so much time on themselves and so
little time on the environment they
interact with but that’s OK. Everything
starts somewhere including people. Mindset:
TODAY IS A GIFT. Mindset : GOOD VIBES.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would
ever look at me and think that I’m a tough guy’.
I think I should hug more people than usual today.
I think from now on I should tell the people I love
that I love them not only after experiencing
turbulence on an airplane. Everybody’s right.
There’s a lot that isn’t fair but there’s also a lot
that is. Mind set : TODAY IS A GIFT. Mindset :
Ian Brown received his MFA in Poetry from The New School in Manhattan this past spring.