Circumstances and moments
Flit by, high speed trains
racing through these days of syrup

A glorious kiss whisped past us
Spectacularly big winds held your hair back for a second
Hands held so tightly then released

Hillsides on the bay clustered with growth
Somehow still erode with passing tides
And even the volcanoes here erupt

Stars are born
In a minute
Love returns
In a flash
Hopes restored
Through ease
Not force, drawn out
Not fleeting moments
Passing glances
Or hopelessness

Lava flowing from Kīlauea
is making a new land
200 years of sporadic eruptions
It is not done

Flowing from within us
Our love has sporadic eruptions
Going quickly and forming land
We are not done

This moment just goes on and on, a lost ballet restored, a new dream, a blossoming fruit tree with the sweetest nectarine, and winding river, the longest book, tall crunchy snow, iconic pictures in our minds… Children growing are one of the few markers that anything is happening around us… Morning birds singing, a delicious meal, planting veggie starts, oceanside sand castles, trips around the peninsula, weekend play dates…

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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