Good Day

Michael James Treacy

Michael James Treacy | June 2, 2024

Good Day


Birdsong melded

with forest fragrance


butterflies danced

the exuberance of life


while I sipped

Chateau Le Touron,



I bathed

in the warm glow

of good fortune


as a gentle breeze

blew wispy cloud

across a painter’s sky


and then she appeared

with her soft

Mediterranean eyes


and the je ne sais quoi

of her Gallic mystique


and reality froze

when she sang

with her angel’s voice,

Bonjour, Monsieur.”


My mind flashed

across 50 years

to the stumbles

that brought me

to this moment

in this paradise.


Oui, bonnie lass,

a very good day.”

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