How to Have Opinions
Nap, said the monkey and we burst from our sofas.
Longer, said the parrot and we stretched our legs.
No, said the elephant. He was traveling today.
Rough cuts are in the can.
Checks are in the mail.
The world goes on again.
Shiny up our gravel in the rock tumblers
And desalinate the water for our lawns.
Make our dirt mean something.
I have lists. Trails are there to carry on.