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I have walked all over the country miles -
Saw the falcons pirouette in hot summer sky;
Lunched upon sour green apples and fermented mangoes
And napped under the hot incandescent clock;
Quenched my thirst with melodic silver spring water
And skipped stones across frozen lakes.
I’ve immortalized poets against the echoing granite walls of time.
In bare feet I danced in verdant green meadows
That carpet a bottomless valley;
Traced my fingertips along the gnarled grooves
Of a dying oak and bid it farewell.
I have bathed in babbling brooks that giggled at
My nakedness and dried myself in the wispy autumn winds.
Upon mountaintops, I have squeezed sunsets between
My forefinger and thumb and slowly opened them again to
The shimmering glow of a new moon.
I have slept beneath a canopy of universes and composed
My dreams against shimmering stars;
Built wet sandcastles fit for kings on foreign shores
And fed them to the ravenous surf.
Beneath cascading waterfalls were written tumbling
Verse, while angelfish nibbled at my dropped metaphors.
In the Mascarene Islands, I flew kites built from
Forest reeds and raffia palms until they were swallowed
By drifting winter clouds.
The return to a new day awaits me, and a thousand more
Miles beneath my feet before this life is drawn full circle.
Awakening a memory, I close my eyes
And the colors of life’s possibilities explode beneath my lids.