The Crux

 

The blue-jay and the blackbird

The mockingbird will tell

Better to think well of others

Than attract a ne’er-do-well

 

The butterfly and spider

Hard workers, you’ll hear said

Nature’s own soldiers

From pollen to the web

 

Enmity is shouting

Yet, silently, love grows

Teamwork wins out over hate

The night sky’s heart will show

 

That the Crux, though dim, is brightly lit

From southern hemisphere, in view

The essence of the resolute

Is the better part of you.

Published by Owen Tilley