Often  I write a poem and fully satisfied, print it, send it out to Facebook, friends and then, a week later catch a glimpse and see weaknesses I'd never have thought of or recognised as being poetic deficiencies.  This being the case, I offer you my just-now revised version of Euphoria.

      Euphoria II 

We’re looking for euphoria!
Why, for what, and how?
(Hence, drugs & speed & alcohol)
To help in living in the now,

Focussed on the moment’s movement,
Never knowing longterm outcome
But affecting points in time,
Guiding, shaping what comes next:
The central message of this text.

How much sway we have on any day,
We cannot say.
How much mastery is in our hands,
We cannot know or understand.

We want to win continuance,
The longterm dance,
Gratified, fulfilled and happy.
This we know instinctively.

Thus, euphoria:
Modifier, magnifier, amplifier, purifier,
Summing up the qualities
Which ease life’s pleasure in the highest;
Joy, delight, life play and sport;
Even rapture which transports.
‘Seventh heaven’ and ‘cloud nine’ –
Euphemisms for the finest of the fine.
Euphoria’s exhilaration
Is the jubilation we were born to own.
Euphoria 6.28.2019/revised 6.28.2022 Nature Of & In Reality; To the Child Mystic II; ; Arlene Nover Corwin

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