• Lorraine Johnson

[106] On Wandering

Today I wandered endlessly along unknown paths

—as yesterdays I've done before.

To meet with courage and hear the silence

and haunting sounds of the wild's calls

To meet wise elders and eager eyes,

as I moved along songlines of cultures' past,

and met those who carry stories that open hearts—

Today I lived moments—of every hue.

Long and windy grows the path, known yet unseen,

seen yet not known, sometimes clear, sometimes obscure

as my consciousness carries me through—

to pause, and take a view, continually finding clues

—revealing hidden truths and sparkling eyes,

beaming energy that brings light to the dark.

Today I wandered far, sitting in one place.