You! Who whispers soft words to me at night and leaves me in the morning
You! Who I pay to bath
You! Who makes me clap to your performance
You! Who I live to kill
You! Who kills to live
You have the best way of taking from me
You have the worst way of impacting me
So tiny, yet a peck from you is all it takes
So tiny, yet your impact to life is enormous
So tiny, yet I cage myself from you in nets
So tiny, yet nations wage war against you
The party is set….
Ground pools, standing water
Catch basins, clogged gutter
Rain barrels, neglected ditches
Unattended bird-feeders, organic waste
Dinner is served….
A warm blooded toddler,
An ignorant mother,
An illiterate father,
An educated human who isn’t educated enough….