John,
we will call him that,
got himself all upset
about the neighbor
and what he did
and how disrespectful
and rude
and thoughtless he was;
so distressed
John could not sleep
and was angry
much of the time.
Then one day,
he saw the tiniest of birds
sweetly pecking
seeds from the pine,
and he remembered
that actually,
in reality,
when it comes down to it,
most things
– really –
don’t matter
that much
at all.