Oasis of Home

I’m floating on an island

In the desert of suburbia

My springs run beneath

The freeway and the mall

I have access to refreshment

In the midst of sterile lawns

And stylized robotic trees

My hair runs wild and loose

Amongst buns and ponytails

I train my eye to the telescope

While others look at their phones

As their children play unashamed

Amidst a busy side street

Cars tumble in every direction

Like jacks and marbles in a toy box

I sit under the shade and dream

While the world winds around me

I retreat to my room of solace

While kids play in the retention ponds

In this monochromatic, chaotic place

I focus within and birth a wilderness


© 2018 Valerie Hathaway

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