If the flower doesn’t turn to the sun
Then how do you know it’s a flower?
When the liquid doesn’t freeze at zero degrees
You’ve mistaken the ocean for fresh water.
That time your shoes wouldn't lace up anymore
Was because you were standing still in slippers.
When your dog stops barking when someone's at the door
You're comforted by a cat purring in your lap.
Everything is just happening.
Life is action,
One event after the next,
Even when it seems like nothing is moving
Like this clenched fist on a hypersonic jet.
If my boy can’t chase that puck
If my girl isn’t allowed to be kind
If I can’t finish this unrhymed line
If I can’t go on loving you
Then what am I?
Who have I become next?