30 Things I Love Right Now

(1) “This Is America” by D. Glover/Childish G. | (2) Which is to say: fever dreams, Revelation; analogy, allusion. | (3) Which is to say: that part I didn’t see at first but that then revealed itself to me (Me: “There was a horse?”) | (4) NW by Zadie Smith. | (5) The boy’s name we’ve picked out. | (6) The girl’s name we’ve picked out. | (7) TOWIE. | (8) Real New York bagels. From New York. | (9) Successfully assembling a crib, on my own. | (10) Also a changing table. | (11) Also a dresser. | (12) Spring weather in Alabama. | (13) Taking a break from putting out fires to wax philosophical. | (14) Also celebratory. | (15) Also sentimental. | (16) The story of my life. | (17) My wife, of course. This new life story we’ve got in store for us. | (18) Cheese panini with tomato pesto. | (19) Daily constitutionals in Oak Hill Cemetery. | (20) Lewis Hyde. | (21) Gifts. | (22) Stretching my spine. | (23) Coming into my own. | (24) The pelvic floor. | (25) 3-D poetry. | (26) Writing. | (27) Working very early in the morning. | (28) One part cold brew coffee concentrate, three parts almond milk. Very early in the morning.| (29) A good list, a calendar. | (30) Patience, putting in the time.