Mindful Help

Today, I was rushing to the plum tree –

as if I hadn’t enough time

to catch it bloom –

as if

it was going to run away –

and a black snake 

more mindful of my footfall than was I


wrapped around my clog –


thus avoiding being trod upon.

I screamed, he swiftly slid away.

And I and my world slowed down

to marvel at the mystery

of the moment.

snake help

We are safe.

Let us be mindful of our steps.

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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1 Response to Mindful Help

  1. Marie says:

    great story/poem/saga thing

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