Some Place Called Earth

Welcome to the planet :

This is where the bee sits quietly by the shore,
Do not mistake its sting for a lesson,
A mountain rising in your palm to climb to,
A boat passing by and turning into a photograph,
A fisherman carrying an empty net home.

This is where morning enters soundlessly through the window,
Do not mistake its recurrence for an opportunity,
A wave erasing a wish from the sand,

A bird sharpening its beak for lunch,
A bus arriving five minutes late to the depot.

This is where the god watches silently through the sky,
Do not mistake his temper for an answer,
A storm entering your father’s coffee,
A lightning stuck beneath the pillows,
A rain flooding your home.

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