Of Feathers and Fur

More like these.

More like these

I need to be.

No agenda, nor calendar

No anticipation, expectation

No bracing – upon awaking – against the day ahead

No worries over appearance

Or of gettin’ soiled.

No agonizing, second guessing, tumult or guilt.

Eyes wide open

Alert to what may harm

But not fearfully paralyzed by it.

Play and work and fight and gather

Sometimes all at once

Resigned to weather,

Food gathering,


Never held back by a self

Undeterred, unconcerned, unaffected

By dirt or bugs or drips of rain,

These furry feathered neighbors

Remind me of a better way

As they ornament this lawn

And orient these thoughts.


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