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Where Time Stops


Where time stops:

At twilight in the arms

Of my beloved

Singing octaves of love.

At sunrise running wild

With a flock of autumn leaves.

By the sea counting stars. There is one

For every creature who has ever lived.


Where time stops:

At the scene of galloping horses

Steaming and spraying surf along the beach.

Flying around the moon—free

Like a bar-headed goose

Over the Himalayas loving life.

Where time stops:

Strumming this old guitar.

As the strings slip out of my fingers, I listen

To melodies trilled into the air by the ships calliope.

Ah, it’s the Natchez! One of only two true

Steam powered sternwheelers plying the

Mississippi River today.





photo and poem by Omaira Falcon, Copyright 2013



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