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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


what remains



here I stand

in the moment


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



leaves dancing in the air

the wind in my hair

and I reach up to catch a leaf

and laugh