I was born of tongues and fire and drums --
--- So it it took awhile before I learned to listen.
For one thing, it was hard to hear
Over the noise of myself.
Years rolled by with the earth circling a star
That could use a better name; Milton, or Doris
Might be nice choices. Friendly.
And all of this in a solar system
That slides across the galaxy unchecked.
So I learned to lighten up a little. To rest.
From the universe to our galaxy
And from there to my Putah Creek
Right here on Planet Earth.
Ssh, jobe. Be quiet now.
Slow down and listen.
Try and pay attention.