Poems of the Week

Paradise Found

by Bruce Bennett

Did you hear what LawnStarter did?
It ranked the Best States “Off the Grid.”

The “cost of farmland,” “energy”—
Just check it out and you will see.

All States have numbers, best to worst,
from the most blessed to the most cursed.

So feast your eyes and feed your dream!
All things can be the way they seem

In visions of escape and joy
that Modern Horrors can’t destroy.

Indulge and fantasize and get
the thrill of being there and set

Forever in an Eden new
and glorious and just for you!

Me? I’ll stay put. I’ll ask you, “Is it
a Paradise?” and, if so, visit.