I watch an airplane across the evening sky,
diminishing light as the sun is leaving.
Still trees reach toward the heavens,
as blackness envelops the landscape.
Layers transform across the spectrum
scattering particles reaching these human eyes.
What is out there beyond the layers,
beyond the limitations of distance and speed?
Further I sink into the night
as the moon and stars take over.
Deep breath releases a hazy fog
and when cleared, the origin stretches out before me.
In what appears as two strangers
passing in an overcrowded
train station waiting to
be taken home, I saw you
in the mirror and aside from
the same face, the eyes
were deeper, content,
focused on today.
On the cusp
between two worlds
the fine edge we walk
through each day.
One world filled with the
memories we choose to keep.
The other filled with what
we have left behind.
In the current understanding
time is a persistent reference
a way to communicate and exist
within this space.
But memories operate independently
wavering through all space
and the fabric that holds the
grid keeping us from flying off to nowhere.
They exist as energy and continue a journey
we started and they pass back and forth
ignoring conventional laws and mathematics
seeking out and obtaining experiences
from systems and lands we will never see
with our eyes but will return to our minds.
“Your eyes are closed”.
“I’m not sleeping”.
That I cannot see through light
reflection and absorption
I see and imagine through
sound and subtle interpretations.
I hear the wind through the forest
and imagine birds feet clamped down,
swaying with each breath.
I hear ducks cannonball into the pond
counting each of their children.
I hear a low flying helicopter and
imagine people being ferried away from