Here’s a poem that my friend Kerilyn wrote for me and about me back in 2005 (!). She just came across it and I thought I’d share. I love it!
From the Serengeti she arrived
Barebacked and frolicking
in the sporadic wildflowers that seem to
purple and full of life
Reminding us of the beauty found in the
Strangest of places.
Billions of stones in little fractions under Her feet
Gladly reminding us Of her presence…
Wild and untamed this girl is
Shown to us by flocks of tendrils
flying in the direction of the sun…
while her exquisite complexity
is revealed as a gift if you are quiet
and still enough to see thru the veil,
the mirage of this world.
So clear to me.
this Serengeti girl
taught to survive on pure wit and strength of will brought on by seasons
of running with the lions.
While I am sure you see her fierceness as a testament to her position in the pack…
you miss the infinity of moments where her gentleness would
and does bring definition.. and clarity to her person.
And stare.. cause just like the wind uses the mountains Of sand as it’s clock..
Her beauty is revealed as she explores.
This desolate and solemn world..
I can see her..
Poem by Kerilyn Fox (Russo) *the Russo will take me a while to get used to