Friday, August 21, 2009

Passing Through...On the Way to Infinity

First breath, Fort Smith
on a snowy afternoon.
Willits to Cecile Street
South Bay, the nuptials
East Bay to Chico
Shakey's Chicks, birth of a son
the Big Valley to North Bay
seasons of my father
politics, wine, dissolution.

The River, where everything
unknown became known.
high tea at Withywindle
a failed love, a lost love
the candlelight vigil
Main Street lullaby
birth of a grandchild
ladies of the PenHouse
naked writings.

The Baja 1000 with Arlaine
interrupted by Federales.
Ruperto stalks ratones
at Casa de la Pacena
Miguel arrives for breakfast.

Las Vegas, The Strip
land of perpetual light
where everything known
became unknown.
the color of mango
I look to the moon
seeking familiar.
cicadas buzz in mesquite
Mojave palette
magik connects with spirit
ancient ones guide my way
to friends tarnished, laudably.

The South Bay
under a familiar moon
a lost love returns
little sister departs.
paradox, the sanity of madness.
spirit connects with magik
ancient ones guide my way
to Markham's poets.

~ photo & text by leh