Machu Picchu

Riding on the wings
of a condor
I returned home
to lush green
splendor
to this mountain retreat
I surrender.
The sundial marking the time
Inti showing only
a reflection on the Earth
Practicing the same ritual
of being a priestess
since birth.
Fortress of agricultural riches
Rainbow present at the marriage
of the moon and sun
Stars aligned
as the calendar predicted.
The birds sing the chorus
while the Urumbamba river
keeps the beat
Chewing on the coca
Pachamama’s blessing
cloudy mountain mist
the perfect backdrop.
Overseeing the ceremony
for them to be wed
Inca adorned in royalty red
Puma at his feet
protecting the ruler’s seat
Snake rising above the ground
The Andean cross trinity
The sun and moon
united for infinity
Machu Picchu
the remnant of a
civilization’s divinity.

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Timeless

Make those notes
Kiss the sky
Jimi
Send them beyond
The universe’s limits
Your art cannot be
Confined to an exhibit
The power of love
Still hasn’t overcome,
Seems like a new era
Of chaos has begun.
I’m in the reincarnation
Of a foxy voodoo child
Soaring from healed
Broken wings
You set my spirit
Free
Saving it from the
Dust of eternity