Three mugs clutching mugs,
And adequately caffeinated
They prairie dog the trans-Pacific sunrise
The chicken trapped, again, in the have-a-heart cage.
After due meditation:
Practitioner One questions, “Can you teach a chicken anything? I mean, can they learn?”
Practitioner Two responds, “You can teach them to forget.”
Practitioner One clarifying: “You mean like amnesia…you mean the big amnesia?”
Three mugs with mugs consider the detrital grounds in the bottom
Of their cups,
Silently walk into the day.