We adore so much
to research the meanings of
animals in our lives.
Can you for a moment
what it is
YOU represent to the animal seeing you?
what is the message,
to the fox you saw
when it sees you.
OR can you only think
what the fox means to you?
What is the symbol of you to yourself, and to the world?
Perhaps someone could write a book
on the significance of human sightings
through the eyes of all the beasts.
“When you see a daniel it portends blessings, but seeing a Sebastian means a bad day.”
Can we create correspondences into as well as away from ourselves?
How do you effect the sun as it marches through the sky on your birthday?
What psychological effect does the passage through scorpio have upon a star?
What shape do you take
to the cloud
who sees your form upon the earth.
Maybe you look like a fish,
or an elephant,
depending on the breeze.
When you can know
who you are
through the eyes of all creatures great and small,
all this wandering
comes to an end
and we become our true spirit animal
that is all possible forms
upon the earth
and all places
instead of yearning
to become the soul of a beast
in vain attempts
to capture its power
while eagerly discarding our own.