Reverie (Where the Sidewalk Ends)
There's a place at the corner where the sidewalk ends
and the birds and the beasts meet the sky,
where the night and the day
are all covered in gray
and the boy in the blue never cries.
It's an in-between place, not ground and not space,
and it's not always there all the time,
but when you are still
and haveth the will
it emerges, and bathes in the light.
Today I'll renounce and go build a house
on that corner where the sidewalk ends,
and all of my days
I will wash in the waves
as will all of my demons and friends.
But just as I rise to conquer the skies
and set out on my last greatest game,
the fog disappears
the horizon it clears
and the sidewalk, it goes on for days.
Laura C. Jenkins, 2013
An arts collaboration with Justin Nolan Key