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Dogwood Way...
riding my bike before the day heats up
begging the sun to go down
pleading for relief from the heat that never comes
insects drone loud and clear at sundown
like a cosmic Om ringing from the heavens
 
the places are still there
but the moments are gone
you can turn back the clock
but you can't live there
 
walking through a bamboo forest
muddy thick dark in Hawaii
aloha ka 'aina spelled out in flowers
we love the land
it rains and rains and
anuenue rainbows appear
sometimes a double
I love this place
then one day I get on an airplane
and there's nothing left but a dream
 
what is the thread that connects all experience?
is it the same person who lives this dream?
the people I knew are gone now
even if I found them
they wouldn't be the same
I'm not the same
 
alone on the beach with a waterfall
winter surf rolling in
sun going down in the sea
it doesn't get any better than this
except...swimming in a lake in the middle of the night
during the summer meteor shower
Perseids reflect on the surface of the water
as they zoom across the sky
 
trudging through snow in the Berkshires
sky silent black at 4 AM
entering a warm refuge with candles
and a family so radiant they illuminate
the whole room
 
why do I obsess on past and future?
when I know this present will some day
be a past I long for
when this moment is
another day in paradise
 
watching the moon set in the ocean
through a layer of mist
barking seals in the distance
the smell of sage and the
quick flash of a coyote
and then it's gone

where does it all go?
ghosts of the past
the echo of footsteps
walking into the distance