they pass down their short
bits of wisdom, hard-earned through
learning and doing.
these tales act as lessons, hide
harsh truth in pretty cloaking.
they are believers.
what they know is true; if they
don’t know it, then it
mustn’t be true. and if they
don’t know it, they never will.
they have, sometimes, odd
little premonitions. it
would spook them, but they
have their stories. they keep their
stories straight, written in stone.