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I amĀ  a bridge

connecting cultures

exotic and western

 

transcending time and space

as I time travel in my mind

 

sounds, tastes, fragrances, textures

long ago and tomorrow

connections etched in my brain

an aching heart remembers

 

too much or not enough

or

what remains

gratitude

 

here I stand

in the moment

lingering

until it becomes the past

 

rustling around me

colored hues distracting the eye

movement in the woods

a bird calls

a squirrel stuffs his cheeks

distraction

 

leaves dancing in the air

the wind in my hair

and I reach up to catch a leaf

and laugh