when he said ''lift up your hearts''
was that not a call to higher consciousness...?
perhaps to a higher vibration that sets us apart,
a little higher than the intrepid ants
a little more than keening whales?
perhaps the animals have more natural humility and a direct channel.
and humans make it all too complicated.
perhaps we are not all that dissimilar
and we are what we disdain.
we have ant moments
trudging trudging in a line on the highway
with hearts smaller than mustard seeds.
and we have whale moments
when everything we pray sounds like
earnest honking underwater.