especially for you and your stubby legs
which give you a view of the underside.
Plants are umbrellas and the banana leaf
a broad tent, filtering green light on to
the forest floor.
Watch out for grandmother's chickens
and Wii-do, the manic dog.
The scraps of paper are not snakes,
and the plastic bag caught on the fence is not
an eagle, coming to swoop down on you.
Don't go too far,
and yes, I will bring the cat food tonight.
That big human who lives for you