When did it happen?
when did it begin?
when it was not OK to be us?
that we should follow all the others who
walk right off the cliff down to the rocks below
so we can be like they are?
why is it we have to be alone to let our true selves out?
I do my best thinking out loud in the shower
my wife overhears sometimes…
‘who are you talking to’?
I answer, ‘me’
she replies, ‘do you get answers’?
I reply, ‘yeah, plenty’
between sleep and consciousness is my best idea time
when we realize our best is simply in being ourselves
exposing our true nature
that’s the time you might want to pour
tall glass of wine and think about it
you are a bunch
of grapes growing
in the center of a vast vineyard
absorbing the last
of the day’s warming sun.