They bother another,
Bodies bumping, skulls attacking -
There is conflict on the street, and
in cars buses and trains,
schools homes and televisions -
Conflict in our bones making stomachs tighten.
Some thrive. Others crumble.
Please help us endure the friction, please -
Can we be like the bothering squirrels,
jabbing around outdoors,
never stopping too long for injury -
possess, then put aside -
- artwork by Sam McKinniss -
- mailed to North Carolina -