On a one-month journey in Sri Lanka
I thought I was to explore an ancient nation….
It turns out
that I am here
to investigate, at last,
an inexplicable, lifelong pull
from the night sea that sang to me
in unknown memories, and in my earliest dreams,
calling me farther and farther onto its moonlit waters
with the wistful melody of a wooden pipe rising up in the zephyrs
to voyage forth into that world somewhere beyond the evening horizon…
where I belong.