She comes out from behind the shady blocks of gray
The grass suddenly glistens in the burst of light
The world seems to hug this blast of energy
Warming up slowly, one has to smile
Embrace the sunshine, open my arms
You’ll find me in the waist-high grass
Spinning in circles, picking blue-bonnets
Aching to follow that paved road leading to nowhere
It could take me somewhere
Can’t stay still, can’t be content for so long
I feel the restlessness creeping in
That peaceful sleep which graced me has faltered
Laying, tossing and turning, thinking of those people
Those unmet smiles and unshaken hands
What of those cows hiding in the brush?
What of the unexplored antique stores?
What of the other small towns?
I can wiggle in anywhere and make a place for myself
Why can’t I leave?
I tied myself down, thinking it would bring smiles to others
I know it will pass my face and touch it gently
I will smile, to appease the audience
Inside, my heart yearns to flee
I’m not scared
There’s just so much to see and record
So much to photograph and write about
So much to gather and show others
So much to share