All That Lost Time
Press my forehead in the sand like days gone by.
Let it swallow me and all my memories tonight.
Do I contemplate the stars, or are they contemplating me?
Standing in the chilly wind; the desert hills stretch endlessly.
It seems that Time has stopped and started all around me
Nothing’s changed and yet nothing is the same.
All the children, grown, some have careers, some moved away
Like strangers who I’ve loved for years, and yet, do not know them today.
If I could drag two regions, and make them one like we can in virtual worlds,
Request this move, from the powers that be, so that they now border each other,
I would join Costa Rica to the Jordan Valley and cross back and forth unencumbered
and not allow nine years to pass, all that lost time, that can never be recovered.
June 1, 2018