An Alternate Reality

Longing for Something Else?

Does a cultivated rose
ever long to be a morning glory?

Does a hothouse orchid
long to be a dandelion?

Would a dairy cow
rather be a gazelle?

Or a pastured sheep
a wild dolphin?

I sit in my office with my laptop
and my printer,

my email, and my instant messaging,
grazing behind my fences of responsibility,

And I do so long to be
a morning glory,

or a wild dolphin…

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