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California Sunrise

I woke up rested this morning And kinda excited too Sending out text notifications to A few friends for a review. One in particular from so far away I spoke with at length. A few hours ahead in time He spoke to me in the future As I spoke to him in the past. Miles transformed to inches As the airwaves joined our connection. We greeted one another With instantaneous smiles. We exchanged stories about everyday life. It was still dark and raining in his world As we talked he was mid commute On his way to work, I was just getting my day started. Sharing mutually described Country-like residential areas. He, living on farmland's edge, A vast and open space. I, within walking distance of Black Angus, dairy and horse farms, With a few sticks in between. We share commonalities And a 25+ year friendship That's showing no signs of ending. I told him of the time when I inherited chickens From my neighbor across the street When they moved away. To me they were more like pets So I gave them all names. They followed me wherever I went. Even to the new neighbor who moved Into the same house From whence they came. He laughed while I reminisced. As reflections of taillights Dance inside the cab of his truck And across his face, The sky slowly illuminated With lighter hues of blue As time cruised by until He reached his destination. He wasn't without company, So as our conversation ends bitter sweet But with thanks and pleasantries, I thought back all the while As I watched him drive along, Through the power of technology, We had shared our first California sunrise.

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