Written February 2013, Panachel, Guatamala.
I went to Guat to visit my friend Leah Vinton, and while I was down there I wrote a bunch of little snippets. I realized that I should chuck them somewhere, so here they are.
Close enough to make out
A rooster releases a great crow
Just to declare his being
able to make this noise
As loud as that
Does he know why?
For whose benefit?
Not for ours, though it is a useful reminder of
the morning light (sometimes we forget to notice)
That we have to be awake now.
If we weren't here to hear it, and only chickens remained
That cock would still crow
"Here is the light." As well he should
He should never apologize for all the racket