In Plain Sight

Don't hide
   like a squirrel watching a dog from a tree
      or best intentions for a new lover Jamie.

Search riddles
   to bless a beverage shared with humans and friends
      or to make some sense when ignorance must end.

Do work
   with a vengeance like farmers who own no land
      or when new jobs arrive under fresh new command.

Leave slowly
   like critics savoring scintillating art
      or lovers a-grumble refusing to fall apart.

Play youthfully
   letting that kid inside lead with the heart sometime
      and laughing easy wholeheartedly without design.

Don't hide
   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 -