These are the Places

There are some places where the membrane’s thin

where life is governed by unworldly laws,

preoccupations fade, new dreams begin.

 

Sometimes a smell from childhood draws you in,

a tune you had forgotten makes you pause

there are some places where the membrane’s thin.

 

The trophies that you tried so hard to win

look tarnished here, you notice all the flaws,

preoccupations fade, new dreams begin.

 

Some search for many years to find within

themselves a peace the world ignores,

there are some places where the membrane’s thin;

 

a quiet church, high vaulted, cool and dim

where joy and pain soak into ancient walls,

preoccupations fade, new dreams begin;

 

calm seas and hills where breezes brush your skin

the lonely places where your spirit soars

these are the places where the membrane’s thin

preoccupations fade, new dreams begin.

 

 

 

from ‘Gifts’  published in  2014.

 

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