Decompression

Sunseteverything
In California
one is apt
to bow
to sunrises

[The best thing about them
is that they happen all the time]

As we sat in the mountains
we devoured ourselves together
bringing out our inner lives
to dry

What else did we bring
to the mountainside?
Dry wood for fires
livestock
old tires
Wild turkey

Something in me was reminded
that it was NOT just
‘some time in my life’

That it is virile and alive
and indeed
may just be from where
my Self derives its policies!

the mirrorless ‘I’
the sandbox ‘I’
the eye of earth
and breath
and childhood
When you ran
for no other reason than
to run, and, breathless,
spun around
until you collapsed on the
playa

so

much

fun