non-violence

mosquito-on-brown-paper

the first prick i feel, i react,

my arm reveals the outline of my slap

and in my palm a splat of blood and wing….

contemplating

non-violence

i watch as another of Her tribe comes to sip…

and ponder if there are any microbes of danger in the spit that would do violence to me….

.

sometimes avoidance is the holiest choice –

tomorrow, long sleeves and bug spray….

(all natural of course!)

 

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
This entry was posted in The Now and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s