Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Last night I noticed an ant in the shower stall
and decided not to kill it.
By morning, I had forgotten; I turned
on the water and stepped in.
A moment later, a scalded black bead
circled the drain.
But, I had spared the ant before,
giving it eight, ten more hours — time
for several dreams!
What benevolent, careless eye