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I wonder

I wonder if the sun debates dawn some mornings,

Not wanting to rise out of bed from under the down-feather horizon,

If the sky grows tired of being everywhere at once,

Adapting to the mood swings of the weather,

If clouds drift off trying to hold themselves together make deals with gravity,

To loiter a little longer

I wonder if rain is scared of falling,

If it has trouble letting go,

If snowflakes get sick of being perfect all the time,

Each one trying to be one-of-a-kind

I wonder if stars wish upon themselves before they die,

If they need to teach their young how to shine

I wonder if shadows long to just-for-once feel the sun,

If they get lost in the shuffle not knowing where they’re from

I wonder if sunrise and sunset respect each other,

Even though they’ve never met

If volcanoes get stressed, if storms have regrets,

If compost believes in life after death

I wonder if breath ever thinks of suicide,

If the wind just wants to sit still sometimes and watch the world pass by,

If smoke was born knowing how to rise,

If rainbows get shy back stage not sure if their colors match right

I wonder if lightning sets an alarm clock to know when to crack,

If rivers ever stop and think of turning back,

If streams meet the wrong sea and their whole lives run off-track

I wonder if the snow wants to be black,

If the soil thinks she’s too dark,

If butterflies want to cover up their marks,

If rocks are self-conscious of their weight,

If mountains are insecure of their strength

I wonder if waves get discouraged crawling up the sand,

Only to be pulled back againto where they began

If land feels stepped upon,

If sand feels insignificant,

If trees need to question their lovers, to know where they stand,

If branches waver at the crossroads unsure of which way to grow,

If the leaves understand they’re replaceable and still dance when the wind blows

I wonder where the moon goes when she is in hiding,

I want to find her there, and watch the ocean spin from a distance,

Listen to her stir in her sleep,

Effort give way to existence.

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