Thinking like an Animal

I’ve never observed

An animal

That didn’t know how

To bask in the brilliance

Of being incarnate

Or to feel fear

To be surprised

Or hope

For something yet to come.


Animals think

And feel


This seems obvious

Before and after

A lifetime

Of observation,

And yet most folks

Like to think of themselves

As somewhere above


The birds.                                Aug 31, 2012