The World I Live In

by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

have refused to live
locked in the orderly house of reasons and proofs.
The world I live in and believe in is wider than that. And anyway, what’s wrong
with Maybe?

You wouldn’t believe what once or twice I have seen. I’ll just
tell you this:
only if there are angels in your head will you ever, possibly, see one.


Last updated December 22, 2022