Getting An Idea
By Sue Cowing
Sit completely quiet at the edge
of an empty-looking tide pool,
thinking of nowhere else,
even your shadow not moving.
Sit there long enough like this and the pool
will come alive, with little damselfish
and banded shrimp
darting out from the crevices, trusting you
to be no more to them than a rock.
Ideas are tide pool creatures
bursting with life, but easily startled
back into their hiding places.
Be a rock.