• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 10
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So, you've chased me down, in all this heat...
do you want to join me here, walking in the cool
waters along the sandy bottom?
I know I might not win this game,
you may yet round me up, send me back to the pen
or worse.
Yet, for today, for this one present moment,
I am cool, relaxed, enjoying the slap of water
against my snout, the sky blue, streaked with clouds
above me.
I am free – of the heat of day, of your anger,
of tomorrow's troubles.
Generously, I invite you in as well.