We meet at the edge Honu,
Old ones who have just now crossed
You have roamed the ocean
many days and years
swam and swam...
so what do you know, Kumu?
-I watch and wait
To be strong and quiet and steady?
Such a marvel.
And to meet today for a lunch:
You some shoreline algae
Me an apple banana.
Both with sunshine on our backs
Both with our feet in the water.
What I know of you Honu,
of your struggles and triumphs,
is because you have the courage and the
to come to this shore
and to share your wisdom and way.
-Sometimes you rest quietly in the warm
-Sometimes you paddle strong against
-Sometimes you move with the greater
I know of these ways too Honu,
And to see you today
shows me this truth,
reminds me of these lessons,
As I wait and watch and smile.