Odd Things Humans Do

(as described by a human who does odd things)

(From Within My Illusions)

Put objects in boxes
with labels
on high shelves
in closets
and pretend
that if they can’t see them,
they don’t exist.

Build fences around backyards
then plant rosebushes in the front
and complain when
the deer eat the flowers.

Spend time.
Waste space.

Stifle sneezes.
Suppress laughter.
Smother smiles.

Refuse to let go.

Compare themselves to others.
Compare themselves to anything.
Compare anything to anything.

Tell each other what to do,
or how to feel,
or whom to love.

Make rules about love.
Put limits on love.
Look in the mirror and see
anything other than love.