Wade In

Three nights in a row
I wrote a book instead of sleeping.

I drank caffeine free peppermint tea.
The tea was in a colorful Camel Corp cup from El Morro.

The whole time I wrote the book
I heard a shrill flute.

The brightest star dimmed
after I turned the desk lamp on.

The book had nothing to do with high school
or university friends and reunions.

In spite of that, the book started out:
Hullo, I have not seen you in a long time.

The main character spoke with impish glee
to a stranger he just met.

The stranger assumed he spoke to someone else.
The stranger ignored him while viewing Bright Angel Falls.

The water appeared to be honey
pouring out of a stone bowl.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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