white seas high above
blue seas down below
thunderstorms tear clouds apart
the warm breeze calms the angst in my heart
i close my eyes
take a deep breath
in the darkness
i remember your kindness
i open my eyes
and look below
the white seas calmly look at me
i take a moment to be me
the sunshine touches my cheeks
the metal bird soars high
i remember the joy of reading your first note
will never know why my heart danced like a golden mote
I wrote another letter in my mind. Like hundreds of letters I have written, this too will not make it to the mailbox. Someday, I will read the letter again. I will close my eyes and smile thinking about the reply. Some letters are meant to be written, never sent.
I had tea with a young girl today. She’s young enough to be my daughter. We had a great conversation and lots of laughter. She said I inspired her. If only she knew how much she inspired me. The fire in her eyes brightened my day and the gray skies.
Dedicated to Ms. A.
4. LAMP POST
I woke up and realized the lamp post in my yard looked somewhat different. There was a small plant growing at the top of the lamp post and seemed to have found a safe little home. If wooden lamp posts can care, someday all humans will, won’t they?
I waited all winter for the Magnolia buds to appear. When spring came along, I waited for them to bloom. They did! Hundreds of beautiful Magnolias dazzled passersby. Then came the rain. Petals fell to the ground and created a beautiful carpet. Different realities for different petals and people.
I went for a walk today. I passed a mansion. Saw water trapped in a concrete fountain trying to sing and escape the concrete prison. I walked past a creek. The water danced and sang the song of freedom on top of it’s voice. I danced in my yard. Free.
It started with poems. The humor and pain ran through the lines. I read it once, I read it twice, actually thrice. I laughed louder and cried harder. I sent a message. I got a reply. We gaze at the same moon at different times in different continents. It’s beautiful.