listen – there’s no one around to help
is a lie I told myself when the sun
went down and left me to my stones,
my untended gardens, my pockets
full of dead or dying insects, my head
empty of all its water, the thirst I felt
met by oceans. but migratory animals
are always in the process of returning
and I’ve made a home out of patience,
a shelter out of presence, and an open
palm pink with the promise of ripe fruit,
all this here to say: look – I am around.
look up! they added a feature
that makes it possible to see the sky
every day overflowing with presence
every day its own reward
every day complete!
Terrence Abrahams was co-parented by the Animal Crossing series.