Were stood at a standstill in the harsh light of the sun,
waves of heat rising like a downtown oasis
blanketing life in the haze of a constructed cloud
built of sweat and labor
we slowly inch our way through
as I drift away.
In that space, not here but somewhere close within’
where the soothing wind finds me
like a small craft on an endless sea
or a child in a field of downy tufts
waiting to blow her wish into the skies.
So still yet all around the commotion
of mouths in animation moving fast, devices in hand,
lights that change much too soon
as we try to slip through into the wide open
I hear a melody in my mind
soft and sweet like a lullaby
and I gaze around at the nameless faces
smiling within for I am sitting here in this peace,
while the world rushes all around
I sit here grounded in gentle thoughts
enjoying the moment of the here and now.
I’ve no need to race to the ends of this road,
to play beat the clock and feel the rush
but to just breathe in and breathe out,
escaping into these thoughts that will wait
for the open door and smiling faces
on the quiet street where the spring flowers bloom
and there is room
to move and grow
in an idyllic pace of time passing unnoticed.
It’s always an adventure driving to the closest “big” city, being stuck in gridlocked traffic as the endless construction moves forward, but today I just took the time to be lost in thought, watching the people around me looking stressed and rushed, and felt such a peace to know, we will get where we’re going in good time, there’s nowhere else we need be, and to just enjoy the moment.