Perfect Day

In 1972, Lou Reed wrote and recorded a song called “Perfect Day” for his album Transformer. It was released as the B-side to “Walk on the Wild Side.” I think anyone who’s had a perfect day can relate to its simplicity. I was going through a box of photos, looking for something else, when I came upon a batch from one of my perfect days and stuck them in this video.

The most perfect thing about a perfect day is, even if you never have another one (and sometimes it feels like you won’t), nothing can ever take away the ones you had.

Just a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
Then later, when it gets dark
We go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later, a movie too
Then go home

It’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It’s such  fun

Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
Someone good

It’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on

                          

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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