The Mantis and the Squirrel

Relaxed we focus away from self
And feel the welling up of love
The squirrel staring at Mike sensed it
And the praying mantis who rode my shoulder acknowledged it

A bizarre happening unique in experience
Joyfully affirmed from a spiritual perspective
A quite acceptance appreciated in all creatures programmed to run away or fight
Stilled in a moment of peace
And made one in uncommon comradeship

A tenderness and attachment that defies the ordinary
Like loving your enemy and turning the other cheek
Actions executed in the calm and easy
When expectations are stilled
And love energy is free to flow