Poet writes and influences empathy for living beings who cannot speak for themselves. All of have gifts that can be used in powerful ways. Thank you to all of the bloggers on WordPress for their acts of compassion. ~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits
I had seen you on television where you were easily ignored but here you breathe twenty feet from me black as coal with the same potential to burn from the set of shoulders like cannonballs through massive chest articulate fingers that could crack bone and cup infants What is this majestic not primitive not natural It is your connectedness the roots and trunks dawns and calls are you and you them undivided Then I see written in the depthless sadness of your eyes the bars are not to protect me A response to Susan's prompt.
Almost certainly I should edit this for the hackneyed bits – but heck – critical feedback welcome.