Simple by Raymond Carver

Monday would be awesome if Carol Channing is here, shouting, “RAAAASPBERRIES!

Simple
Raymond Carver

A break in the clouds. The blue
outline of the mountains.
Dark yellow of the fields.
Black river. What am I doing here,
lonely and filled with remorse?

I go on casually eating from the bowl
of raspberries. If I were dead,
I remind myself, I wouldn’t
be eating them. It’s not so simple.
It is that simple.

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