while you picked wild flowers
for mom’s bouquet, i sat
and watched the clouds shape
the Great Mountain. and wondered at
all that it cared for. and wondered at
the ease with which it’s done.
content i sit and care for you
in nearly the same way.
lunchtime for swallows,
dozens of them appear, in a frenzy,
and before you were finished,
they disappeared. as we disappeared
into the folds of the earth
into gentle streams of cloud
You sit in your suburban castle,
out of touch with reality.
Glued to your screens, life is such a hassle.
Maintain your ego through the fallacy
of free will. Subscriptions, deadlines, and headlines. Rewind.
Disheveled hair and yesterdays sweats.
You’re too busy to be kind,
I’ll never learn to live like you, where life is just cleaning up one big mess
after another. Now I sit in a castle of my own,
make the coffee, fire off a few emails, drop the kids off at school.
An expansive, hollow place, hardly a home
just a place to breed while staking our claim.
Time passes us by,
in our castle in the sky.