We are sisters, you and I
oryx trekking across dry desert dunes
searching in earnest for watery salvation.
We are brothers, you and I
wolves racing along the under-story
noses filled with the scent of the hunt.
We are fathers, you and I
sulfurous stallions, carved from steel
ready to protect our children.
We are mothers, you and I
paradigmed paranthopi, softest touches
love flows from our hearts.
We are lovers, you and I
Eagles pair-bonded in flight
never to be separated.
We are animals, you and I
fractal cousins, leaves on the Tree
sprung up from the earth
in the time before the sea.