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Finding a
tiny
feather
on the
sidewalk

does not
mean you
can grab it.

do not
try to
nail it down
beneath claws;

the wind will
pick it up
and fly it
away

[do not try
to make
nest of it]

it may look
like a part
of you,

but it is
not you,
or yours.

it belonged
to another
bird-

-now
nothing
at all.

[attached
never
really
means
ownership]

probably
did not
all along.

Focus

shark fishing

“are 
you
in
there?”

[or have
you migrated,
at last?]

i’ve found
myself
sticking
my toe
in your tank
from boredom.

“will something
bite me?”

can you?”

i see you
gnawing
on that
carcass.

she won’t
be enough
for the
likes
of you.

i know
your
appetite.

and
i wonder,

“am i
not the
proper
bait
for you
anymore?”