By Joshua Radin



Castle like rocks stretch the lining of the west side of the water

casting a shadow across the left side of the canyon

the shadow slowly climbs to the top of the ridge

a warm breeze blows the hair across my face

trees scattered about the canyon walls

and I can count the ones that circle me


the stair steps of the rock that cascade around us

now shelters the water from sun

the gray flicker of water rocking the boat

back and forth

back and forth

Darkness cannot come fast enough


Trees show off their reflection to left

To the right

I rest in the middle of this beauty


Wet hair dripping lake water down my back


being in this moment





Sinking Sunlight


Wake Me Up by Ed Sheenan


You come to me in the sunlight

The flicker on the water

my mind sinking into you

deeper and deeper


and I can’t get closer

will you find me somewhere floating?

toward you

can you take the time?

find me, I am here


this moment wont come again

the grey, white and black

toward you

but do you see me

…everything reflects


I picture you

I see your hands

And the depth of your eyes

Lost somewhere below the surface

…eight feet below


they move quickly around the light

darkness surrounds me

and the people near me are unaware

in my mind

…sinking deeper


this can mean what you want it too

the transparency, I need

give me a chance


companionship is what I seek

conversation, I require

attention, I need and

Still, I have to feel wanted