I hadn't brought my lunch
So I antagonized all the birds in the area by eating every mulberry within reach
And some that weren't, which was foolish
for birds can change direction when Falling
Luckily I didn't end up in the lagoon.
I decided to draw a mulberry leaf, as a thankyou to the tree, but then
I couldn't stop,
each leaf so complex,
each leaf with its own treelike pattern.
Then a Mulberry came down to me.
August 13, 1996