a gift, living on a busy street

8 Dec

I hear the pulse beat of the humans

and the whoosh of their motion

as they go about their ways

in a variety of machines

and speeds

and mind states.

bless them all

not far from my small

and quiet movements

and variable mind states

a mirror to the not infrequent

police chase drama

flat tires

train crossing delays

a wreck on 526

a high wind on the bridge

death and inconvenience alike

backs them up

just out my front door

18 wheelers make the house shake

and help me to remember

that my feet are touching the floor

over a crawl space

that has me suspended over dirt

mixed with sand

from an ocean

which six million years before

expressed a different sort of highway

on this same spot.

Bowing to the size of time

and motion

and thoroughfare

heartbeats

within/without

in a dream

I might open my door

and instead of cars

there might be bellowing whales

once again

making their way

wailing a song about time.

Come back all my lovely

friends, who sit on my daybed,

patient question mark humans,

who drink tea and bless

the cars, the humans, the sea creatures

and ourselves, in timeless time marking

rituals of quiet love

for all who pass by here.

2 Responses to “a gift, living on a busy street”

  1. walkingquestionmark360 December 8, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

    Wonderful. I often think of those red and green traffic light disco walls of yours. Until next we meet in person on the day bed….they whale a song, we wail a song….

  2. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com December 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

    This poem took me from the commotion of the bustle of overly busy times and into the ocean of historic whale song. Thank you. We are home 🙂

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