Dogs 2013

SUDDEN LIFE
(1/21/13)


I see
the same
canary
in a cage
day after day

a fluttering
decoration
in the periphery

until one day
I realize absolutely
that this little bird
has its own
delicately
fleeting
existence

sensing
responding
eating
sleeping

breathing
the same
air

shining
in the same
light

as me

yet

it is
not
me

how
amazing

he turns
his head
and cheeps
as I pass

not surprised
in the least
by my
presence