Revisit Two Thumb and Mavora Lakes

These last ten days
This day and night
My birthday once again
Savouring the minutes
Walking hours on end
Under a bright and hot sky
Amongst the grandeur
Of the land
I call home

Breath working
Heart pounding
Muscles pushing up the face
Of another uphill slope
While eyes and mind
Can barely fathom the scale
And beauty of things
All around me

Crossing gurgling streams
That slide or bubble along
Joining an endless river
To North Mavora Lake
And the ocean
Way beyond

Lying in my little tent
Miniscule below the copper sky
Fresh air brushing my face
Through the mesh that is meant
To protect me from the elements
And sandflies

Heart and soul singing
They know
I’m home

Feb 2017