Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road

    Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743

    Copyright 2018


    May 18, 2018

    As soon as my eyes open, the world spins into bright color

    Flashing into motion that pulls me along

    As if I have been caught unintentionally in this frantic riptide


    Crowds surround me on all sides in a crushing push of people going

    Moving and swirling in their own separate eddies

    That have pushed past my own, if only for just this moment


    And I find myself moving as well with legs pumping and heart pounding

    And the ache in my chest that pulls me forwards

    Keeps me from slowing even slightly until I have reached my final destination


    Grass sprouts and grows and breaks through dirt only to be crushed

    Under my feet that dance and spin under my legs

    Heedless of the collateral damage that they cause in their carelessness


    Even as I fall into a chair or crash onto the cushion of a beanbag

    I am still overwhelmed by the movement

    Pulsing through every cell that makes up my ever-changing body

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