Monumentally Slow

Some stuff moves tremendously slow
Like a painting divulging meaning
drop by drip

Growth can march excruciatingly slow too
plants, nails, eye lash, ear wax
Powerful perseverance needed

Even traveling to a rendezvous
(peppered by anticipation and desire)
can progress maddeningly slow

The Galapagos Tortoise walks 10 paces
in a monumentally slow swagger
They arrive where they need to be, eventually

Observing love, intelligence, even death
is an exercise in patience
Life douses experiences with slowness for good reason



- artwork by Sheila Hicks
- mailed to Georgia -