From a deep sleep, through and through
I woke on my boat surrounded by blue!
Ripe papaya, a paddle at my favorite wave
The ocean kindly gave and gave
Then a pack on my back, friend beside
found a trail to the top where sacred flowers reside
Not screwdrivers, sandpaper, paint or fiberglass,
Just wild orchids, butterflies, guava berries, and dew in the grass
To the top we wander, nibbling away
Purple lips, foothold slips, and a rainbow display
Looking down, looking out, so high and so clear
What a glorious start to my 30th year
Wrong turn becomes right, cascading water in sight!
A flat patch of terre, stunning views and cool air!
Looking west, the best…
But look east, my eyes feast
A waterfall shower fit for a queen, on this ridgetop plateau covered in green
pandanus-leaf pillow, crackling fire
and a few squares of chocolate are all I desire
Full Moon joins the party! Unparalleled gift.
Gratitude, Gratitude! Feel it uplift!