“Life is not just about the good things or not just about the bad things. It is both. It all depends where you focus your attention.” – Anne Marie Aguilar
May time and mating time: the croaking crew
of frogs demands an endless course of flies,
the flies breed wildly and the mullet rise:
the Chain of Being and the food chain too.
Spring’s on the loose: the shrill cicada feels
its pull, the dragonfly absorbs its rays.
A million voices cry, “More days! More days!”
and heaven answers them, “No deals. No deals.”