I float through the world like a big red balloon –
Drifting and dreaming and bumping along,
Borne on the currents of breeze and monsoon,
Collecting experiences, none right nor wrong.
Behind and below me, there trails my long string,
If you want my attention, then give it a tug,
But don’t get excited, I don’t plan a thing
‘Cause I live for the moment, a kiss or a hug.
If I’m floating off, you can drag me your way
And I’ll happily follow along for a while
Till a zephyr distracts me and I’m borne away.
But don’t be upset, I’ll depart with a smile.
The winds are so fickle, I may soon return
From brand new adventures with tall tales to tell.
At some point, perhaps, for a home I may yearn:
Only love will entice me off this carousel.
19 October 2016