I Wonder

A clump of cactus
clutching the corner
of an abandoned blue roof.
I drive by and wonder
when it climbed up and
how it finds food
and where it draws water
and why it decided to live that way,
clutching the corner
of an abandoned blue roof.
Does it miss its cousins
back in the old cow pasture?
Will it ever return to visit,
long enough to regret
life’s inflexible trajectory?
We retrace our steps,
but even the sky has changed.