by Annie Jenkin
I could rest on a cloud and travel,
see the world,
and elements of earth unfold each day.
Find a blue whale, a pod of dolphins,
or watch a turtle slowly paddle by.
Say hello to golden eagles, storks,
pink flamingos resting on salt lakes.
Trail a cruise ship to the south pole,
to hear the raucous row of penguins.
But what would I do when darkness falls
and thunder calls
there would be no one to hold me,
or catch me before the wind broke
or to give me unconditional love.