The Otter Pilot’s Daydream

by Mary E. Lowd

Flying her spaceship
Through a crowded sky
The otter stops & wonders:

How is she so lucky?
To live at a time
When the universe is at her paws
Adventurous and starstruck
—it gives her pause

Could her life be nothing but a game?
A simulation
For someone else to play?

If another mind
Looks out from behind her eyes
—she’s determined—
She’s going to give them
The absolute best day
—a truly thrilling ride!

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