Since I mislaid my ballet slippers
in thought between then and here
I haven’t moved so well
and there’s no need to be so prickly!
You can burrow down
spitting the grass out with those claws
idle away and sense the passing
doggo nonchalant hiding a little.
Time for you is as the world is big to the ant
a haughty slow ellipsis to a busy end
where there can be only this query
have you found them yet?