I learned a secret.
This girl right here
Is filling up her own cup.
I’m learning how to be full.
feeling like a pioneer in unprecedented territory.
there was so much more that i wanted to say
but with one minute intervals in the midst of chaos
it’s not exactly like i could gather my thoughts.
a slave to this enclave.
why so abrupt?
i naively pushed through this frontier.
now i feel so betrayed by the new landscape that i naively accepted as home.
uncharted terrain for summer vacation.
i had a dream that i flew with an eagle.
the eagle stretched out it’s wings and i grabbed on.
it was like a hand i knew forever.
he wasn’t hard to find.
he was waiting for me in the brush.
i asked him, “can i join you?”
and he, nearly, casually replied, “i was waiting for you.”
i stretched out my arms and we soared above many places that i’d never been.
Lake Iseo with Christo’s artwork, the Roman ruins, the Indian/Hindu temples, the China wall….
everything was glittering, including me.
i noticed that i was glistening, like yellow and white light sparkling in the dew.
He asked me, “Do you know why everything glistens?”
and i replied, “no, but it’s so lovely.”
and he responded, “I’ve taken many people for a tour up here. Not everyone sees the same thing. But the glistening you see…it’s yours. take it home. it can be yours wherever you go…you have glitter in your eyes. Not everyone does, you know.”
I agreed to take it home.
then I woke, and it was pitch black. but i knew that was deception.
I am looking for the glitter everywhere I go.