How often will a sparrow stop
To talk along the way?
He never bows or says, “Hello,”
Or gives the time of day.

His life is much too busy —
There’s a million things to do!
He can’t be bothered with, “Good morning!”
Nor with, “How are you?”

He hops and hops and helps himself
To what food he can find.
His thoughts are in a sparrow’s world
Within a sparrow’s mind.

May – 1981

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