And so it has come to pass
you have          in your house
all the ingredients for carrot “bacon”
without having
bought them
especially for this
having them instead “just laying around”
such idle luxury           your cupboard too
benefiting from your privilege
and you “spend” an hour of the morning
watching humans take credit for the good work
of a pair of dogs—truffle “hunters”
the humans call themselves
the dogs tools
like metal detectors
alerting their human users
to what they’ve located
even doing the dirty work
of digging         by themselves
“diamonds of the forest”