This poem was written sometime during my years at the University of Michigan, 1979 - 1983. I have no idea the reference. Was I channeling another life?
I entered the gardens and time stopped.
Suddenly floating in space, the years dropped.
A child again, born to a Polynesian land.
Full of fresh colors, a bold youth in demand.
Then came the flowery fantasy come true.
Dreamy, feminine, familiar, yet new.
Contentment followed, visions of a desert plain.
Lonely, but happy - secure memories remain.