Altruism – Inspired by a whale By Fiona Goodwin

You carried her on your back because it felt right to you
Because you knew she would die in the shark infested waters
And we argue back and forth
About our agendas
Do I do this for you
To have power of you?
To avoid my own needs?
To increase my popularity?
Or could it be that I’m an empath
Valiantly trying to manage my big kind heart
In shark infested waters?
I may not always get it right
But if you don’t mind I would like to carry you on my back for a little while.