So many friends I leave without saying goodbye.
They teach me and love me without saying why.
A taxicab driver, a captain of ships,
A restaurant owner, an arranger of trips –
They seem to have nothing in common with me,
Except pushing me to take too many risks!
Fly in a bathtub up with the jets?
Why not, it’s only cast iron and air.
Speed over uncharted ocean? Don’t fret –
The pirates are fierce but remarkably fair.
But what of the deer who appears suddenly
And uses her eyes to answer my “why’s”?
And what of the woman in green polka dot dress
Who dances and prances ‘til I scream – what? WHAT?
Each shows me by their special appearance
That to find the truth I must be willing to
nightly jump that spiritual fence.
(Thanks to Google Images.)