Assume you are common
That every single day of the year
You will be fully seen
with your swift and direct flight—
Not just flash- spotted in a single season
Like a summer Tanager.
Assume that common as you are — fully seen
You must keep reproducing yourself all year
Throwing up flat flimsy nests in dense domesticated bushes.
Assume that you will always be on high alert
Cooing your fatalism
That even in the act of pecking, chicken-like, for stray seeds
In muddy front yards
You will be fully seen—