Can we pretend for a while
That the lamppost above is the moon
And the little bugs fireflies that light up the night?
Can we imagine this dull road
Is a worn dirt path leading to adventure
That we will be the first to conquer?
As the darkness falls over a gray sky,
Let us talk beneath a galaxy full of stars,
And as the voices of others echo toward us,
Let us whisper to each other under the song of the breeze.
If your mind is on other things,
Let us break away from this world of small sorrows,
And lose ourselves in the vastness of the mountains
In the roaring of the seas;
And before the sand runs out
Let’s just pretend for a while
That we don’t have to leave…
– May 18, 2017