Voyage

Traveling through time

across the ocean

to poems

that I might have

already

written.

Adventuring

The butterflies

of anticipation

eyes eager

to feast

on new sites

mind ready

to be expanded

heart open

soul set

to explore

new limits

Amazonian symphony

Rhythms of the rainforest
1
2
3
Birds chirp along
1,2
The frogs chime in
1
2
3
Then crickets
serenade
Birds
For 1,2,3,4
Then rest for 8
Stinky bird
Squaking and quacking
Hooting for beats
Of three
The animals
Are welcoming me
Nature’s nightlife

Colca kismet

Andes construct
The landscape
Of my dreams.
Imprinted in my
Soul’s memory
Carvings on
The stone of destiny
Markings of an
Everlasting journey.

Spirit awoken
From slumber
Like
Gentle
Rolling
Thunder.
Released from
The cacophony
Of a disassociated self.

Clarity of consciousness
Like
Constellations
Painted on clear skies
And the
Crescent moon Nearby.

Hundreds of
rock offerings
Lead to
Magisterial mountains
Recounting the
Spinning of the
Threads of
The map inside our
Heads.

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Travel

Jet set life and times
Expanding sky horizons
Discover yourself

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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Apu

The Andes sing a song
Perfected
by thousands of years
of harmonizing
The Colca River composer
Thousands of parts
combined to form one.
Blue sky audience
as the mountain
tries to reach it.
It plays in a cycle
llamas feed
humans eat
then both
nurture the Earth.
Lesson on how to
weather a storm
color melody
Listen
it’s lyrics spell
a symphony of strength.