“Now the thing about time is that time isn’t really real.
It’s just your point of view, how does it feel for you?
Einstein said he could never understand it all.
Planets spinning through space,
the smile upon your face, welcome to the human race.
Some kind of lovely ride. I’ll be sliding down, I’ll be gliding down.
Try not to try too hard, it’s just a lovely ride.” ~ James Taylor
Grouped on the red rocks, we attend
to our guide — Paul, muscles gleaming,
white-zinc-ed nose. He’s slid his mirrored
sunglasses up to emphasize our peril
if we forget to listen. Paddle like hell or
perish, it seems, bouncing from boulders,
swept along by the current not yet visible
on this peaceful loop of the river.
I’m ready in my bikini and life vest,
sure to be downright scintillating
when I bring this story home. So
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