“Earth and Wind”

A thousand years,
I’ve been resilient, strong
against all things.
Hard shelled, stable
steadied by the sun
unaltered by the moon.

I am the earth;
you are the wind.

A creature of whimsy – you.
Flitting here and there
as whatever force moves you.
You roar about me
but cannot hurt me,
yet whisper gently
and alter my soul.

I am the earth;
you are the wind.

You leave suddenly and reappear
in a storm or as a breeze,
you whirl about me
but aren’t always there.

I am the earth;
you are the wind.
And you touch me
a thousands ways
in single days.  I reach to you
with what I have,
but I can’t touch you.

I am the earth;
You are the wind.