THE TREATY

When people discuss their family letters,

I’m left out of this tiresome equation,

which threatens to leave me sadly lonesome.

I’ve come from folks, who think they’re my betters,

since I did not adhere to their suasion,

but instead sought out Nature’s atonement –

To fly, a bird, escaping Earth’s fetters;

A cat listens to ALL, on occasion.

An agitated Rabbit pounds Earth’s drum…

To those who doubt, I say, “WELL EXCUSE ME”