tell me how the sun sets on your side of the world
or how the pandemic keeps you awake
with thoughts crawling like ants
do you wait for the first streak of light too
but what for?
I’ll tell you why I wait-
so I can watch the last worm burrow into earth’s hiding
before the

maali comes and cleans up its markings
i lie next to the window and watch birds fly by, free and at will.
and I do not envy them.
they have waited centuries for this time, have they not?
and i have seen human beings walk arrogantly this earth they own not..
so now, we wait~