Dogs 2010

CLARITY
(1/15/10)


more often
than not
it comes
while I'm driving

an overwhelming sense
that I'm seeing
everything

experiencing
the vast vision
of life
clearly
and cleanly

I feel
the past
and future
interconnected at now
in one flowing
free form
expression
of existence

a feeling
that previously
was only attained
through alcohol
and drugs

I'm not sure
how it begins
or why
it suddenly
ends
but
while it lasts
I am everywhere
at
every time
extremely aware
and alive

I wish
that I could
dial it up
when needed most
to maximize my efforts
in critical times
when such energy
could be put
to best use

usually
unfortunately
this heightened awareness
occurs
in superfluous moments
where kinetic excellence
while appreciated
is overkill
and robotic motions
could just as well
complete
the task

maybe
it happens
during life's lapses
in order
to be better
appreciated

I am
indeed
very grateful
for any enlightenment
offered
at any time

however

just once
in a while

I would enjoy
this experiential jumpstart
to do something
of extreme
import

if not
for posterity
at least
to put me past
my own
personal
predicament
of today