Say a quiet word to the cat
when you wake in the dark house
before the lights get loud.
Say good morning to your sculpin fears
hiding within the rocks. Say hello
before they dash beneath the shadows.
Say good evening to the fire flies
darting in the jar.
Say a word to them.
To the geese working toward a
place of greater warmth,
say goodbye without hesitation.
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