I Saw

I saw a robin yesterday and asked it
how it was doing with the virus;
it flew away.
I saw a chipmunk yesterday and asked it
how it was doing with the virus;
it scooted away.
I saw a squirrel yesterday and asked it
how it was doing with the virus;
looking for a tree to climb, it ran away.
I saw a rabbit yesterday and asked it
how it was doing with the virus;
it hopped away.
I saw the fish in the pond yesterday and asked
how they were doing with the virus;
they swam away.
I saw a snake along the trail yesterday and asked
how the snake was doing with the virus;
it slithered away.
I saw a fox yesterday and asked it
how it was doing with the virus;
it pranced away.
I looked up into the sky yesterday and asked
how the wind was doing with the virus;
it blew away.
I went for a walk along the Big Lake yesterday and asked
how the waves were doing with the virus;
they waved me away.
Neither the robin, chipmunk, squirrel, rabbit, fish,
snake, fox, wind, waves
cared what I may have to say.
Then I felt the warmth of the sun and the sun
did say, “I’m not going anywhere; for you I’m
here to stay.”

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