i love road trips
burnt patches of savannah
grass clings, springs, from little islands of soil,
gives green shock
rest washed away?
snag cassava bread that wil need another day
to dry in sun.
in Massara we pause at store
two birds in separate tiny cages
i ask abou them, wish i could set them free
want to interefere but it would probably sow ill will
better to just ask my questions now and dream of future
either bird free or cage bigger with birds together
i tread balance between learning and influencing
but they are inseparable anyway
heizenberg uncertainty principle
we impact what we observe
brown capuchin hesitates on road
then near head on collision with truck
the bollywood music plays on
then an environmental song about Guyana
gotta get it!
now honking to move herd of cattle off road
they don’t hurry.
into back country
some kids still swimming so won’t join us now.
tape back to Akon’s “wish i could keep you much longer”
keep me longer where?
i wonder as we pull up to Bina Hill,
and familiar smiles.