416: Basic Needs

416: Basic Needs

416: Basic Needs

Basic Needs
by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb 

There will be work
By late fall
Raining in
Habana Viejo
It’s so hard
To not think of you
Privacy is complicated
The famous hotel
By the sea
Where did you come from
Where did you come from
Sometimes the verbs
Aren't important
Thank you
For this organization
The conspicuous absence
Of logos
These mountains I believe
Will absolve me
When I remember
To look up
Money doesn't always
Mean what I think
It does
It sounds lovely
Such red
Red berries
I could live
In your country
I could never
In your country
We can’t always
Be so kind
The real question is not
Will we hurt
But what do I do
With this happiness

"Basic Needs," by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb. Used by permission of the poet.