I am more water than fire, said the great rafiki
I’m not a fighter; I don’t get so bothered.
I wish I could be like that, said the wise elephant
If only I could let go more easily
I answer to the intensity, the grey one shrugs
To feel deeply, sometimes you have to burn.
I am lost in the flame, said the beautiful giraffe
Which is better: clarity or bravery?
Elephant and giraffe ponder together in the darkness
Gemini and Virgo, Air and Earth, Stability and Thought
The druids say one is honest, the other particular
Emerald and Peridot, they are essence of yang wood
What does it all mean, asks the philosopher
I wish I knew, answers the poet
Inconstant Mercury mocks them both
Born in retrograde, fated to chase elusive answers