a herd of clouds

casts shadows

on the checkered ground

some are landscapes

mountain and textured savanna

some ripple like water nudged by wind

some are patterned in ways

I cannot decipher


I suppose

inside outside overlap

Inside Outside Overlap

(title taken from Billy Mavreas’ cartoon book of the same name)

When inside outside overlap,

It’s hard to love a leg-hold trap.

When outside inside coincide,

It’s hard to see the convict fried.

When in is out and out is in

No lines divide: we all are kin.