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)