POEMS FROM COURAGE
MY NEW HOME
Larry A. Walker
The ocean surrounded the orange flame
Like Indians dancing around a fire.
It screamed, yielding its glow
To a darkening sky.
The Twin Peaks snubbed the lowly reaches of Frisco.
And the Bay inked a black pool of phantoms.
The eyes of the gods twinkled
Lighting darkened streets below.
Through the dark flickers of night birds
I paused at the wonder
Of a half moon, ruling the eastern sky
tingling my spine.
I set my sights upon another Half Moon,
A Bay down the Pacific Line,
A marvelous wonder,
My new home down Highway One.††††††††
Iíll play in the waters
Iíll dance on the waves
Iíll dive to worlds beneath
And entertain new playmates in the sea.
A man Iíll become
Standing proud and free,
As I look toward a new view
Down the coastal glide.