Peace in the valley

High in the mountains
a hanging valley
green from the rain
ending in a waterfall
long, steep, narrow water

A symbol of peace
in a peaceless world

and over the mountains
peaks, valleys, people
Olomana in the morning
busy, fast, efficient, happy
letting go of the past
to make room for the present

And there is no future
except in my thoughts.

free and easy
for a moment
in Waimanalo's gentle waves
then back
what a difference
a few hours make!