Poetry. 14 verses dedicated to our non-human friends

Life around town

Grasshopper in shower
showed me the power
of a magical life
I forgot in youth’s strife

Blackbirds skipping
while I am tripping
direct me toward
life’s greatest reward

Storks on the tower
come as spring flowers
I don’t mean to flatter
but I do dig your clatter

Heron in river
your grace makes me shiver
and stop on my way
Do you meditate, pray?

Cow on the peak
won’t be nobody’s steak
I will teach her to fly
or my tears will run dry

Horses and sheep
you’ll all make me weep
if your life is to end
for some ignorant friend

Alley cat sneaking
I look at you peeking
unto evening’s litter
a feast all too bitter

Dogs in long leashes
peeing where pleases
dragging ’round ‘masters’
out of disasters

Frogs in the night
Town’s singing delight
got their own fanzine
for their choral routine

Bat under roof
Mysterious, aloof
Your silent wings flap
when flying your laps

Spider in corner
is not a mourner
when I clean in a gown
and its net gather down

Butterfly fluttering
won’t hear me muttering
how its catering nephews
ate all my lettuce

Heart-shaped little fly
buzzing near me and by
there’s no swatter here
for you, dear, to fear

Silverfish glimmer
in stark lamp light (no dimmer)
you make me  gladder
as I empty my bladder

 

Written in Amorebieta-Etxano, Basque Country Spain on the 7th of January 2018

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