Nature is blissfully ignorant of her reflection,
and a cat is content to play with herself in the mirror.
The checker at the grocery store is full of kindness.
What is beautiful and spontaneous and full of truth is without ego.
Machines, adopt us
and then separate us from our mother.
We trade the whole,
Maybe, mountains are majestic because they don’t know it
and cats are superior because they shadow-box.
I have known women
who share their beauty with the world
in cold photographs,
they go unloved.