I indulge in the generous sunrise
dollops of gold through green swirling surprise
nod to the neighbors who pass underneath
who smile when approaching my balcony
most of them holding their phones, pulled by pets
sipping coffee, sneaking banned cigarettes.
In my leafy domain, birds twitter-teach
the lessons I need to expand my reach
The past a doorstop when I swing too wide
crash into beliefs engrained in my hide.
Question reality variously
the house-sparrow piles precariously
a nest blown apart by the slightest breeze
rebuilding, clinging continuously
to an obsolete program. Now I see
insights the world is reflecting to me.
Featured image: Standing on a tree stump with the psychedelic filter.