with hopes of staying,
quicksand in the marshes, and all
the roads leading to a castle
that doesn't exist.
But there it is, as promised,
with its perfect bridge above
and its doors forever open.
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Stephen Dunn, "Happiness" from New and Selected Poems 1974-1994. Copyright © 1994 by Stephen Dunn. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.