The Duck And I
Poem By Ivy Christou
It was a quiet afternoon for a change,
No worries to suffocate my existence,
No stress, no people,
I felt safe.
I was sitting alone at a wooden bench,
Reading a book while facing the lake.
And for a reason I did not understand
I started to feel complete
Because you had just approached
And sat next to me.
You stared at the lake for a while.
You knew all of her secrets,
I knew none.
Secretly you were glancing at me,
You were afraid of people
And I can’t blame you.
We sometimes forget to love all other species
And when we have nothing else to respect
We stop loving our own.
Because of that you consider us heartless
And we consider ourselves the only species
With a soul and a brain.
I’m afraid to wonder who is right.
As time passed we both got lost in our own world.
You didn’t expect anything from me
And I didn’t expect anything from you,
But in reality we depend on one another
In order to survive.
For a second you questioned that,
You knew that you don’t really need me
And I realised that it was true.
A minute later you became again
the silent observer of my life
And I became again the violent destructor of yours..