“There Is”

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Sea Otter, Morro Bay (Photo by Mike” Michael L. Baird [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons)

There Is

by John Kaufman


There is injustice . . .
There is tragedy . . .

And there is a woman
utterly frank
laughing as she
unbuttons her blouse.

And there is an ocean
far to the west
where whales and sea otters
dine lying down.

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