from Separation Anxiety

the tomato plants
teach me how to deal
with each kind of person

the puffed-up pigeon repeatedly chases off his foes
not for extra crumbs but to prove that he can

the pigeons
show us potential hierarchies
in the making
shifting only when we put our phones down
to encounter the pigeon
on the same ground

trust me

getting down on your knees
would do you some good
hold the intention in your belly
then,
look around
rather than
ahead