September 26, 2020

Restless Soul


this restless soul keeps traveling 

a journey to points unknown—uncharted
down paths of darkness and alleys of dubious repute
undetermined encounters with past lives
or future lives not yet lived
looking for salvation in the sea
wishing upon benevolent stars
that twinkle high above someplace beyond reach
far beyond where I lay in the night grass
doing some random lucid dreaming
sprawled under the weight of the universe
watching the pine trees shimmy in the midnight wind
jets passing by red and green lights flashing
talking with other planes in the sky
a family of owls calling to each other
crickets on the insect wireless
passing music from a passing car far away
a train horn in the distantness of the night
I rise and make my way
encounter a golden retriever who is by himself too
seems friendly enough
wonder if he has a home or he’s just passing through like me
stops for a rub on the head and off he goes
tomorrow morning I follow him down the road

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