Think about a midnight kayak ride,
dare yourself just a little.
to look at the sky and wonder
while all lay sleeping…
would it be safe?should someone know?
Then go, because you can.
In the dark,
step through myrtle, gently at first,
Worry quickly about snakes
Do it fast.
Haul the kayak from falling sawhorses.
Don’t look back.
Find yourself standing at waters edge
with kayak handle in your hand
and you know…
your midnight kayak ride
began 30 minutes ago.
Slip into the water,glide into the depths
from each hurried stroke.
And fear subsides in tiny swirling wakes
Paddling slows and disappears in awe
of the midnight world.
Then peace overcomesas silk in the night
And silence lays,
in the stars.