Taking it Easy

No longer will we fear the future
or wish for the could haves
cause we’re still right here,
we’ve still got our youth,
no liabilities, no constraints

only our self imposed time frames and to-do-lists holding us back,
creating schedules, sculpting routines,
that was us speeding through life
in one straight line that seemed the only way forward
dropped the peripherals,
the variety too.
We forgot how to live,
when we were too busy chasing an unreasonable dream

Makes me wonder, though,
was it a dream or just a fear?

Now we’re living
carefree, taking it slow,
stopping, reflecting,
reaping the benefits as we sew…

From a distance (symmetry)

I turned around
And saw you there
Sitting by the vines 
Unaware
You were smiling and beaming 
Busy and free
You probably don’t realise
You probably don’t care
Lost in a world of experimental genesis
engulfed in a passion of musical elegance
So confounding 
So amusing

As I stand over here
I feel a heaviness come over me
my feet begin to sink in the ground beneath,
All of a sudden you’re out of reach
And I’m still right here, struggling to breathe
I tug and tear at my ankles
But my feet won’t move
Stuck in cement, in the heavy air
Just to watch you flourish and thrive 
Without me there

The cycle

Maybe in a short while
You’ll wake up and see everything renewed
Water dripping off
fresh flower petals 
With bright bursting colours,
Elegant and wild,
Uncertain and hypnotic.
The path the water flows is it’s own creation,
No one knows the forgotten sheath 
It’s all kept tight and packed in 
to bring life 
Building the stream
that the sky replenished
that the sun warmed
And the moon oversaw 
Splash and trickle, drop and dribble
As a young boy stomps through the residual puddles
Thrashing and racing, challenging the will of nature,
As it is nature fighting itself 

Vancouver Rising

Large harbours
On vast lakes
Carrier vessels and sail boats
Fog and rain
As each morning
Casts a renewed gaze
On those tall green trees
Go, reach for them
Pull them in
Draw them closer, closer in
Ruffle the leaves and savour the scent
Carry on higher, steeper, further
Look from atop the entangled branches
Upon the lake and the vessels in the harbour
Make peace with the stories and generations passed
Find calm amongst the chaos of the unpredictable forest
Find truth within the feet that take you through these adventures
For even if your feet do nothing but resting, find gratitude in the mind that lets you imagine.