I sat on a bench in a crescent of bamboo

Seeking You,

When into the clearing below

Comes a young deer slightly limping on the right front leg.

I, too, am here tending my wounds

Real, imagined, and self inflicted.

“Are you suffering?” I ask.



Came the reply. As they peacefully munched the scenery I was contemplating.


“Of course ”

Contempt without judgement,

Allow healing to happen.

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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