Artichokes like Comets
Walking Around the Lamp
The elephant saw the camel come back,
Just like the day before, and the day
Before that. The camel seemed tired,
And the elephant lightly smiled.
We see each other again, like every day,
The camel said and returned the side smile.
We walk, to new lands, but end up
Always here, running into each other.
I was sure I wasn’t going in circles this time,
The land looked new, and the sun
Seemed closer. But here we are, in the same
Spot, almost at the same time.
The elephant didn’t speak, he was tired,
And also disappointed. All that walking
And nothing new. All that walking
To get to the same destination.
We walk around, he finally spoke,
Around a round lamp. And we must
Keep walking, until someone turns on the
Light, and we see a new land.
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