Finished

Happiness isn’t finished
She just flashed me a smile

Humor isn’t finished either
I’m still laughing at that last joke

Love isn’t finished
A first kiss is happening right now

Hope isn’t finished either
Perching in someone’s soul

Grief and despair and regret
aren’t finished either

But I’m not talking
about them today

Justice isn’t finished
Walking from courtrooms to boardrooms

Compassion isn’t finished
That’s what open hands are for

Time isn’t finished yet
And neither is Poetry

/ / /

This poem is in response to today’s finished prompt at Poetic Asides, and was also inspired by “Happiness” by Raymond Carver, which I found from the National Poetry Month 2013 post at The Music In It.

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