Of Birds, Plants, and Algorhythms*
Do birds have agendas?
Ten year plans?
Do plants wake up knowing how many cells they’ll multiply and divide?
Then why should I?
Do birds wake up knowing exactly where they’ll fly?
Or do they just follow every simple urge:
i am thirsty, find water
my chick is hungry, find food
must build nest.
Do plants stress over long division
or do they map out the trajectory of their roots?
Or do they follow an algorhythm*
hidden deep inside?
Then why not I?