Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Thursday, October 22, 2020

OctPoWriMo 21: If we were elephants . . .

If we were traveling
into the future, wouldn't it be
easier to walk in a line,
even with eyes closed, to know
someone is ahead of us,
someone is behind us?
Perhaps if we were elephants,
we'd travel in the middle of a line,
their tails swishing,
an occasional huff of warm breath,
reassuring, even after the sun went down.
Like children, we could hold hands,
not knowing what was ahead,
but somehow, not worrying,
not weeping, not waking in anguish
in the middle of the night,
instead leaning into those great beasts,
warm and safe, secure, unafraid.

Image by blende12 on Pixabay

1 comment:

  1. We all want to feel safe, don't we. It is a need felt by humans and animals. Fear does strange things to us. As usual your words are powerful, wise, and healing. The picture you chose is perfect. AWESOME!