Thursday, July 23, 2015

John S. Howard writes

Life in Balance
Floating on a foam board,
my arms spread like
the red-billed tropicbird
soaring past the clouds.
Gliding through the water
or swimming in the sky,
it doesn't matter which is which,
we have now become in sync.
Learning how to be a bird,
my mind spreads out
to accept the world in motion
which always was without me.
How amazing the effort not required
to be a creature of the Earth.


  1. John tells me that he was inspired to write this "while floating on a raft in a pool while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico." Hence, the reference to the red-billed tropicbird which he becomes one with.


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