“I wonder if the sun debates dawn
some mornings
not wanting to rise
out of bed
from under the down-feather horizon
“If the sky grows tired
of being everywhere at once
adapting to the mood swings of the weather
“If the clouds drift off
trying to hold themselves together
make deals with gravity
to loiter a little longer
“I wonder if rain is scared 
of falling
if it has trouble letting go
“If snow flakes get sick
of being perfect all the time
each one trying to be one-of-a-kind
“I wonder if stars wish 
upon themselves before the die
if they need to teach their young to shine
“I wonder if shadows long
to once feel the sun
if they get lost in the shuffle
not knowing where they’re from
“I wonder if sunrise and sunset
respect each other
even though they’ve never met
“If volcanoes get stressed
If storms have regrets
If compost believes in life after death
“I wonder if breath ever thinks 
about suicide
I wonder if the wind just wants to sit 
still sometimes
and watch the world pass by
“If smoke was born knowing how to rise
If rainbows get shy back stage
not sure if their colors match right
“I wonder if lightning sets an alarm clock
to know when to crack
If rivers ever stop 
and think of turning back
“If streams meet the wrong sea
and their whole lives run off-track
I wonder if the snow wants to be black
“If the soil thinks she’s too dark
If butterflies want to cover up their marks
If rocks are self-conscious of their weight
If mountains are insecure of their strength
“I wonder if waves get discouraged
crawling up the sand
only to be pulled back again
to where they began
“I wonder if land feels stepped upon
If sand feels insignificant
If trees need to question their lovers
to know where they stand
“If branches waver in the crossroads
unsure of which way to grow 
If the leaves understand they’re replaceable
and still dance when the wind blows
“I wonder where the moon goes 
when she is hiding
I want to find her there
and watch the ocean
spin from a distance
Listen to her
stir in her sleep
“effort give way to existence”
~Alixa + Naima from BEING HUMAN