Night vision

To go beyond set boundaries, to
sail into uncharted seas and more
importantly, to be at ease when
you explore
this and this alone is what life’s for.

To Love,
to see the stars up in the heavens above and
not to wonder why they’re there,
but to wonder why we cannot fly
to where they are

I try to decipher in the sails of all the ships I’ve seen
the trails of where they’re going, to note the places that
they’ve been and
sometimes
I fail.

It is not the end of neither here nor there, it is rather the lighting of the fuse and where it burns that takes me far beyond the cares of man and far beyond the stars,
when I can look out to other seas
I will wonder are these
the boundaries.

© 2015, John Smallshaw.