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Where Do I Live

Where do I live? I live In the ever changing Blues and greens of the ocean, Darting soundlessly, weightlessly From pink coral to white Among the waving sea creatures Amidst iridescent fish And the bones of sunken ships. Sailing in the air currents with gulls In an October blue sky Over spindrifts of clouds Embroidered gold by the Last rays of the sun Sleeping in cumulus down Awed by jagged lightning That splits the heavens. Bracing myself with breaths of The thin and icy air On the snow-capped Craggy mountains of the earth Climbing precipices With the bighorn sheep and The crafty, silent Soft-pawed snow leopard. Riding a camel where the land is Arid and brown - blown dry By searing desert winds And sun that burns the skin, Roamed by scorpions, Lizards and snakes And nocturnal creatures That poison and bite and sting. Resting in the sweet smelling grass Of a sun-dappled forest glade Fringed by ancient oaks Breathlessly still, except for the buzzing Of bees and cicadas, vibrant calls Of the multi-colored birds And the rustling movements Of some unseen wary forest animal I dwell in the ever-expanding Consciousness of the mind That opens to infinity Joyfully exploring possibilities Absorbing all experiences Great and small, dark and light As I become one with them. I live in the dreams I weave.

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Date: 7/23/2021 6:37:00 PM
Ah, Barbara, I believe you do, indeed, "live in the dreams [you] weave." Your images in this poem are delightful. Fine, fine writing!
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Barbara Peckham
Date: 7/23/2021 8:08:00 PM
You are always too kind. I thank you sincerely for reading my work.