Reasons why I am like a turtle:
I get run over a lot. Not in the "I like to play in traffic" kind of way
But the "there is a big angry pick up truck coming towards me and maybe if I don't move and make myself look smaller I can avoid confrontation" kind of way.
I carry pieces of home with me.
I fiddle with the bracelet you gave me when everything else moves far too quickly.
Reasons why I am like a moth:
I had so much potential.
You took an interest in me when I was still a caterpillar and waited patiently while I stayed in my cocoon
But now I just pick at your clothes and fly to you like the porch light on a summer night
I am not the monarch you deserve.
Reasons why I am like an octopus:
I am a master of disguise.
I can look however you want me to.
I am also, essentially, spineless, which can make standing up straight difficult sometimes.
I am considered to be intelligent, and lead a mostly solitary lifestyle.
Reasons why I am like an otter:
I would like to fall asleep holding hands with you.
I realize that we are in a bed and not in water, but sometimes it still feels like we're floating and I am terrified of drifting apart.
The other day, you told me I was like a lion.
But I know that you were only referring to the curl of my hair, and that you don't always have a way with words
So yes, I am like a lion. Just minus the pride.