If you called me "Patient Pete"
maybe I'd slow down these restless feet
to pause, trust, and sit with you
remembering that nothing
is important to do
If you called me a "Business Man"
maybe I'd feel scarcity
and try to sell you my dreams and plans
If you called me an "Artist"
would you feel less like one?
would you be less likely to share
your beautiful, delightfully unique creation?
If - like Indonesians - you called me "Eldest Moonshine"
Like all Moonshine Road folk also born first in line
Maybe I'd get caught up in myself
less of the time
If you called me "Stranger"
it would be true. I am getting weirder.
but maybe we'd also feel a distance
a slight sense of danger
If you called me brother
maybe I'll become your family
maybe we already are, with shared ancestry
just forty-two jumps up the family tree
And if you called me Smiley Pete
It'd be hard for me not to smile
And if you called me Love
maybe it'd only take a while
So call me and others
Whatever you will
Just notice the prophecies
you create and fulfil