Did you know
that lichen,
an elegant union of
alga and fungus,
covers six percent of
the earth’s non-wat’ry

Six percent, which
makes me wonder
what percentage of
our earth is covered with
jealousy? Indifference?
Rage? Nostalgia?
The rolling hills of Felicity,
A mountain range of Loathing,
and the Admiration prairie,
where we lie down and
breathe without