Watch the sparrows in their morning frenzy.
One, the size of an apricot, chases its plum-
small brethren. They chirrup, and,
uncoupling, the humidity presses. One sparrow
bounces from dumpster to the skeletal tree.
It’s a carnival and flurry; your cigarette
radiates a heat, cherry close to your fingers. 

Fleeting, as most everything is fleeting.