Slow and Steady

turtle

Alas,
As much as I love this engagement,
It is back to the work at hand!
Back to my purpose and every day life
To be more like the turtle
Who notices not whether you notice him
Nor cares not whether you care about him
(In fact, he assumes you don’t!)
Nor worries about the opinions of others
Whether they like his shell
Or the way he swims in the water
(You might think he’s slow,
But he sees himself as quite efficient!)
It’s time for me to focus upon
The life right under my nose
The call within my heart
And the duties that I chose

(For you, Amada Minha, to honor your wishes ~)

She Left Her Skin on Me

Image

I saw Her one last time
She came to have Her say
And Her say was “Good-bye.
I will be here if ever you wake up
And change your mind.

“For you are not what you think–
Not a lover of two, but One,
And I will always know this about you
No matter what image you project
To that world that listens to you.”

And with that, She turned
And flew out the window,
My heart in Her hands
My soul in Her heart
But leaving Her skin on mine.