Nostalgia Rock

Watching thoughts
like a reel of life passed
time gained and lost
in the sea of living
deeply
 
I stood
high atop
Nostalgia Rock
the hands of my watch
suspended
a flashback
to a decade past
takes me back
I’m changed
 
though
the scene remains
the same
Chocolate Mountain
the valley serene
rocks sand and trees
an oasis reflecting
a different me
 
these
long-haired
eyes and ears
see and hear
a different song
sung in tune
with
walking on
 
I saw what I’ve become
wars waged
battles won
thoughts and actions
done and done
friends come and gone
 
my heart opened wide
to send them love
I was at peace
a stillness broken
by a howling breeze
hissing through
Joshua Tree
leaves
a coyote call
reminding me
I’m in the desert
free
 
It’s good to reminisce
to return to this space
higher than I’ve been
may my own life’s
leaving
follow an upward trend
until it sweetly ends
and begins
again
 
3.10.12