I try to see
what it is
the fellow is

(he is relaxing
in a grassy park
off the hustle
and the bustle
of the main road)

I try to see
given our predilection
for the public ruining
of the everyday health
mental and otherwise
of young children

not that our young
don’t themselves
know how to impair
their own health
what with the stuff
they stuff themselves with

I try to see
but there are
ways of seeing
and there are
ways of not

(after all in these
transparent times
who can we bank on)

I try to see
why we finally
legalize it
for what it is worth

to the person in the street
the drug cartels
syndicates and the like
or the dislike

I try to see

Do you?