Once there was an elephant
who lived in a beautiful spot in a magical world
around the corner from aunt sue
where the Trees were Many
the Waters were BIG.
She experienced a quiet life.
She wasn’t included in the elephant-y games….
She was ‘accidentally’ left out of most of the celebrations
She often felt Alone & UNheard
as She was walking to her watering place
she felt as if someONE or someTHING
was following her
tho each time she turned
there was only space.
this kept happening day after day
week after week
on her trips to the watering place.
until one day…..
the One or the Thing
felt as if it was riding on her shoulders.
her big floppy ears
prevented her from seeing if the One or the Thing actually WAS there
so She pretended she didn’t notice
made her way to the watering place.
She knew she could look in the water
to see all around
she was sure
if the One or the Thing was really there
when She reached the water’s edge
She reached down with her truck to touch the water.
the water looked back and showed her many things.
the One and the Thing
to show what looked like a story
in she-lephant language.
the She’s of before
the She’s yet to come.
She realized that She was the keeper of the past
the keeper of the future
all times in between.
She had heard whisperings in the dark forests about such creatures.
FULL of light
that NObody else could see
until the SHE was ready.
was She ready?
She sat at the water’s edge
reached her trunk UP to the sky
sang Her song
like she never had before.
She sang and sang and sang
until every One & every Thing
in all the parts of Many Trees
the whisperings always said…
for the She who was born
IN to a world
that didn’t see-
it wasn’t that they didn’t want to see her
it was that they couldn’t
until She knew
that the One and the Thing
were ALL things and ALL ones
her role in this world
included them all.
then the All became One
the water showed many things.
ALL eyes were open
ALL eyes could now see…..
and the She-lephant’s heart grew to include ALL of the Many Trees and Big Waters