/ the Morning Routine


Most animals undertake their morning normals quietly;
not so, a tailflicking squirrel and one squawking mockingbird.
The solemn night stages early matins sung piously
as rebirth fans across dewdrops sparkling: a reverence observed—

not so with this squeaking squirrel and the balking mockingbird,
both aloof to harmony and consumed with recalcitrance,
as renaissance fans across glittering dew: the glory observed,
whilst bellicose war cries bewail from the crusty battlements.

Both aloof to melody and brimming with recalcitrance,
the peaceful night stages early matins voiced sacredly
amid churlish war cries clamoring from crusted battlements
Most animals undertake their morning routines softly.