like a squirrel watching a dog from a tree
or best intentions for a new lover Jamie.
to bless a beverage shared with humans and friends
or to make some sense when ignorance must end.
with a vengeance like farmers who own no land
or when new jobs arrive under fresh new command.
like critics savoring scintillating art
or lovers a-grumble refusing to fall apart.
letting that kid inside lead with the heart sometime
and laughing easy wholeheartedly without design.
in times of cold or heat or day or night
and say what you know and dream what you might.
- artwork by Prince Gyasi -
- mailed to Alabama -