Exit Prosperity Ave.
I smiled a knowing smile
And kept traveling.
My destination lay
Beyond the Road to Prosperity;
The Road to Riches was a detour
On my path to paradise.
Resisting temptation to the very end,
My father never took the exit: Fate 1 Mile.
I find it easy now to bypass Prosperity
For the path to peace.
-- Karen Clark Ristine
This poem references an iconic poem by my father, Tony Clark, titled Fate 1 Mile