Drink sun with sky
slurp up the sea

not merely for
your Vitamin D

more for the sense
of flourishing free:

enjoy this world

exuding joy

as life should be.

Salubrity © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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12 lines.  Emerson Quote challenge prompt - link:

The title was inspired by Emerson's word (from his poem Merlin's Song, the source of the prompt's quote) that actually follows the quoted text of this prompt:

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, / Drink the wild air's salubrity"
Submitted: March 2, 2020