The cat looks quizzical at the orchid on the table
I can offer understanding
The orchid, beautiful and frail
What does the cat think?
Simple or capricious question
One can devote a lifetime to answer
Observe what’s happening in one’s environment
Symmetry and differences can bring,
Even to an ordinary mind, an insight
Or become attached to one interpretation
Unnecessarily and slow the progress
Even a disagreement can be a cooperation
One glance can open an ocean.
Outside, sunny and pleasant
dog paces in the living room
waiting for someone to play with.
One morning in an open field
I see a blue heron
Flying above are geese
Walking in the woods I hear song birds
But birds and other creatures are diminishing
Glaciers are breaking, drought is widening
The air is getting warmer
Weather patterns are frightening
The Arctic terns losing their colonies
We are intimate of their extinction
Once, we love the earth
Try to shape it with our vision without understanding
Arrogant to admit mistakes
How is it that I have to ask
For a few good men and women
With courage to stand the challenge
385,000 babies are born in the world, every day.
They do not hide.