June 4, 1997

 

Mid-Afternoon Walk

 

This heat that wraps my body close

beneath a sky I’ve dreamed for months

the pounding of my feet upon the walk

the feel of my weight upon my foot

Ah!  It’s great to be alive today

 

The air that freely fills my lungs within

clothes that press against my chest

the glory of green leaves at last in their relief

against the wondrous blue at infinity’s edge

Ah!  It’s great to be alive today

 

Blood pounds hot in my veins again

my muscles twist and flex

this body works its working well

as I in walking experience life

Ah!  It’s great to be alive today