What’s that spider’s
Favorite color?
Does my dog prefer
Comedy or drama?
What’s the mood of
This tomato plant?
And, does a tree
Think of its mama?

Is a bird fascinated
By the view it enjoys
Or no more than we are
By the sidewalk?
Do miniscule pieces
Of colored dust
Feel a sense of community
As chalk?

When a star catches light
From a billion other stars
Does it sense that it’s surrounded by peers?
When a newborn fly
Feels tiny and afraid
Does it know that we all share its fears?