A Toast: To Paris

Specifically, the small square behind Notre Dame.
On a sun-splashed, endlessly soft afternoon,
I watched children tugging at dancing balloons,
Mothers tugging at chubby, grass-stained hands,
Strangers ambling,
Lovers loping,
Friends filling the space with laughter –
The entire world, as it were,
Passing by my park bench.

Enjoy With This Wine: Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages