I let go of the wheel for a whileI just had to…
A visitor here I surely had overstayed
And not quite ready to compost into the soil
Like the rusting Pearce-Arrow
Parked deep in Walden Woods,
I let go, dream-like
No brakes, no horn
Downhill and picking up speed.
The crash of courseWas inevitable,
And when I came to
I was living in a yurt
On a stranded mountain side,
In the middle of the unfathomable Pacific.
You don’t get much forgivenessWhen you pull up roots and leave,
Not much of a send-off either
I guess that those that had cared
Bought my dog-and-pony show.
Well I sure had.
But now there is no show,
And a lengthy convalescence.
So the wounds and the scars don’t show-up sometimes
When the bruises turn that yellowish-green
And the scabs well up like lava.