A lot of music is nicer than sex, sure
a lot of poetry is better than food,
and a lot of novels beat being rich.
Walking in the sun, looking out to sea,
seeing a father teach his little girl to ride a bike –
is better than getting one hundred percent in an exam…
better than wearing a new dress on a Friday night.
Your morning coffee,
a kiss on your shoulder,
the funny thought of getting older.
A jumble of words lying so neat on the page;
a succession of notes you’d think were impossible to reach;
a climax and an ending, that would just be impossible to teach
someone, who doesn’t know the difference between life, and living."