2:10 hawaiian time

6.8.09 pahoa
be certain
to write vacation’s
words out.
be certain
of days
times and places
since they
escape
so quickly

when faced with
electronic travel plans,
be certain and
note
how your slapstick itinerary
gifted you
with only
three hours of sleep
when all was
said
and done

be certain and observe
name the tune in music’s memory
what’s stirring and how to feel this time around.
when closing in
on too many wakeful hours
one can only be
certain that their eyeballs
are spinning, their
brain function
waning and mushy
like spongecake.

be certain
and grateful
for the cacaphony
of cocqui frogs
singing to you
eventually
leading you
to elusive sleep.

be certain and wondrously
humbled in your stupor.
be honored the ai’na
has welcomed
your return.

when
opening your eyes
awaken be certain
that you
are really
back
you can hear it
for certain
on the lips
in the whispers
of gentle
tradewinds
restless
rustling through
palm fronds
outside your window.
be certain
in a way
that you
again
have made it
back home

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About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i write...to release the gamut of emotion...to tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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One Response to 2:10 hawaiian time

  1. LindaLou… I am transported. I am with you treating my senses to the smells, music, breezes, cocunut palms and crashing surf. Be certain you rest well upon your return. Love, Phil

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