we’ve been out for awhile
into the world full-forward
fear did its job
we no longer get too close
we draw close
like never before it’s a whole new world.
we are
we must
see with brand new eyes
brand new
my vantage beside window ajar
Lake Michigan shore my pinkened sightline
waves crash high winds
who knew this lake the largest in the world!
boats’ echoes linger in rocky cliffs
the long before
casting hellos to footprints
the now this is
mine my sons’ the dog that bird
what is
do the waters
do the winds
do the cliffs
do the leaves buffeting
request answers
do the dogs paws flipping sand tumbling sea
question with intent
do I alone seek to draw a line across time
identifying my place in this strange place
we collectively agree to call