This Journey of Journeys (Seattle to Bainbridge Island Ferry)

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This journey of journeys
I have just taken
Across highways
Slow and fast,
Across the sky,
High and low;
How I laughed,
How I loved,
How I created,
How I evolved.

This journey of journeys
When I spoke,
When I sat in silence,
When I touched LoverWife,
When I meditated,
As numerous worlds
Passed my windows,
Embraced my consciousness,
And flowed through my soul.

This life beyond those lives
I had previously lived;
Those myriad preparations
Which have brought me here.
This me now way beyond me then
Evolved
Past the me,
Past the who
Once along,
Once were
My path;
Their spirits not forgotten
And their lessons not forsaken
Though the latter are memories
And passionate inspiration for
Evolving wisdom,
Evolving adventures
On my journey of journeys.

 

© copyright 2016 John David Higham

Eating in Seattle (Cannabis Sky)

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When I ate in Seattle,
A puff of cannabis
Scented
The anonymous air
Under a
Rainy overcast sky:
I was a Cannabis Sky.

It could have been Wednesday
As faceless people passed.

I knew this couple:
I could feel his eyes
Looking straight ahead.
He thought about his children,
Embracing sadness.

I considered sampling the cheese tray
As I spied the Space Needle
Out the window,
Across the street,
And just beneath the clouds.

I really knew this couple:
I could see the insecurity
In her eyes
As she looked at people
Without making eye contact
And
She considered her husband,
Himself
So lost in his children.

I contemplated playing chess
With my LoverWife
Later that night
After we finished our cheese platter
And
Digested our Raymond Carver.

I know people
When their joy
When their sadness
When their thoughts
Penetrate the Cannabis Sky
And
I’m
Knowing all experiences
That
Pass through me like spirits.

Knowing isn’t owning,
It’s just being
Alive,
So fully alive
In the here and now
Under the Empathic Sky.

Sunset on Puget Sound

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Sunset on Puget Sound

Setting sun
Leaves its day behind
Mountain.

Mountain waits
For moon
And its night.

Moon
Brightens
Bay.

Bay
Calms
Sea.

Above bay,
Birds squawk
Making moon smile.

Sun must go
And
Bring its day
To
Others.

Mountain
Must stay behind,
Watching day
And
Night.

Moon
Chases
Sun across sky
Without
Fail or success.

Bay and sea
Share waters;
Eternal kisses
Lapping at shore.