There’s a tall glass of water on the counter,
& a tiny door in front of you.
It’s like Alice’s passage into Wonderland,
an oaken door to adventure,
to green parks & freshly painted houses all in rows
You’re about to embrace an adventure,
a road where no one has traveled,
where your bare feet will be the first prints in the dirt.
But first you must decide:
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Your answer will determine
how green the grass looks,
how bright the colors of the red, gold, & orange leaves will look,
how the children will laugh & shriek with delight, chasing blue rubber balls
& how clean the parks will be
once you open the neatly oiled wooden door,