I am young,
But if I where a dog I would be in my late 70s
And I have lived for 4x longer than most hamsters
And 170 lifetimes of a fly.
Each day I live is all a mayfly lives in their entire life.
mountains tower over the valley,
heat empties the river, and
everything is dry,
and the wind roars,
Imagine if emotional baggage looked physical.
bicycle wheels pushed against young
(already knobbly and weathered, wary of the world outside their tangled branches)