You lose the feeling, ever so

often of some driving force which

compels you to ride off road, but they

say the only sure path to happiness is

to let go of the blinding focus because

a tight grip on reality always leaves

imaginary friends unsatisfied.

Mr. Moon follows your stare through

the car window until you're drawn out of

your new sandals,

and maybe the quickest way across

the sound can’t be a free stroke, but your

Great-Grandparents wonder what all that

rush was about in their youth.

(From 10/1/05 "Imaginary Reality" rev. 2/11/09)