I saw it before it saw me,
its tongue moving up and down like a bee.
I panicked and held a long stick,
to let go with a heavy kick.
But it looked at me and meant no harm
as if to ask why should I raise an arm,
against a younger creature
with similar human nature.

Oh it is our senseless fear
that does not bring us near
to these lovely creatures
who have a lot to teach us.