With grace, wisdom, patience
even when they are stubborn and
unyielding, they surrender
so patiently, becoming
something we will never be.
With loyalty, understanding, and
the ability to hear pain, smell truth,
they sense things we will never know
or read because we are too foolish,
too stuck in our heads.
In their eyes, worlds—stars, oceans, skies,
all swirled together–inviting you to
enter so you can find everything
you need to do, to know, to feel,
before you can be whole.
Feel their strength, so contained and deliberate,
but so wild and raw, compelling you to
close your eyes and watch them run,
flinging bolts of life every direction,
exchanging ecstatic cries with earth and sky.