64. Elysium.

look around –
you might be in heaven right now,
 – you never know –
how would you ?
and you could try pinching yourself
I suppose,
but I tried that once, in a dream,
and it still hurt,
but I didn’t wake up.

you’ll just have to face the fact
that this might be as good as it gets
right here, right now,
like, forever, you know,
eternity and that.

maybe the next time you slump in your favourite chair,
maybe the next time you drink in your first heady mouthful
of your first G & T of the evening
and sigh “heavenly” to yourself,
just remember that
 – untroubled as you are by such possibilities –
maybe this really is as good as it gets,