Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line,
the tortoise has stopped once again
by the roadside,
this time to stick out his neck
and nibble a bit of sweet grass,
unlike the previous time
when he was distracted
by a bee humming in the heart of a wildflower.
~ Billy Collins, Horoscopes for the Dead
One thought on ““My Hero” by Billy Collins”
Good god, but I LOVE Billy Collins.
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