Dogs 2014

HIKE OF THE HUMAN
(8/24/14)


each step
makes me
stronger

each step
shows me
that I belong
here

I no longer
have
the isolated feeling
that plagues me
in the office

in the car

in my space
capsule
of a home

I am
roaming
free

a true
offspring
of this planet

equal to
and a part of
all other
Earthlings

I wish
that I could
capture
these chemicals
running so freely
in my brain

I would
transform them
into tablets
to be taken
during those
low times
of interior
immobility

instead
I shall savor
every stride

expanding
my consciousness
as I flow again
with the cosmos

we are
a bipedal race
genetically intended
to perambulate

only
when we walk
do we find
our true
nature

do we find
our true
strength

rise up

move forward
with
a purpose