This is what it was
I saw the orange glow of city lights
In the expansive distance…
And there…
Thankful for the experience
That helped me see
Opportunity
Cleansing the mirror
Clearer
Again and again
Quieting the mind
Breath and silence
Rampaging thoughts…again
Fretting, fretting
Time…time….
Illusion
Communication
Stop
Shift
Heal
 
I once was washing dishes
And I watched a plate fall
In slow motion
What numerous shards
Became of that one thing…
A tide receding
A tide expanding
We are the ocean
We are the waves
Ever fretting
The makers of time
Stop
Shift
Heal
 
When I was a child
There was a carnival
And I always rode the Ferris wheel
It scared me immensely
Sitting at the heights
Wind rocking the seat
Back and forth
Back and forth
I looked down and I saw
Hells Angels and Skinheads
I saw snakes and tornadic skies
People holding hands
Talking, smoking,
Drinking, eating
Fighting, kissing
People with painted faces
I saw children running
Laughing, screaming
Crying
Music
Joy
Numbness
And I was so scared of that Ferris wheel
But I rode it again and again
Stop
Shift
Heal

(2014)

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