Just think of what a good time we could have,
how much of the world we could notice and enjoy,
if we were happy to be who we are.
David Budbill is the author of seven books of poetry, including While We’ve Still Got Feet (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). He has also written eight plays, a novel, and a short story collection, as well as many other works. Among his honors are a Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for fiction, and the Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.