You’d think my partner would be kind
enough to remove his boyfriend’s
water glass from my side of the bed.
I mean, I don’t drink water at night
so it’s not like he’s confused.
The Boy Scouts taught him kindness
and respect, the importance of leaving
a camp site the way you found it.
But, sometimes, lessons get tangled
by distractions, things like:
other boys in a troop—or our bed.
And an ecosystem can be forever altered
by something as small as
a water glass left behind.
Half empty, half full,
depending on how you look at things.