Dream in Timberlake Woods
When I returned to Timberlake Woods
it was as if she begged to see me
after being away for so long.
As if she sang her name in my dream;
had me awaken embraced by leaves
near the old stones of rainbow canyon.
Even Gulliver the dog was there
and cousin Mark who died in Iraq.
There were indications that all light
from every star, allowed me to know
myself as a boy, yet still present.
Even to learn again small bird sounds
not noticed since last I left these woods.
Mark and Gully walk the paths with me;
We see those from whom we walked away,
graciously welcoming our return.
is it a dream that I am returned?