I don’t steal
except maybe pens.
If a pen is in my hand,
it goes in my purse.
I don’t mean to steal it,
it just happens.

But rocks,
I steal them –
nice flat ones
from the landscaping
by Sureway,
smooth and round
from the coffee shop
parking lot.

I paint them
and give them away.
So can’t we say
it’s just borrowing?