Reflection

I think back to tall buildings

wandering through the labyrinthine Bamberg streets
sandkerva
fischerhof
tonight it’s particularly strong
the sense of being in many places at the same time,
through many times
seems
palpable
beyond that
the lights off in the distance and the unbridled sense the world was finally
waking up from history
somewhere between 1988 and 1991, I ran across your path in European splendor

maybe it was the Bahnhof
or a cafe
or a bierkeller
somewhere
sometime,
we crossed paths

Out there in the lounge blue nights
which I now look for here in the Bay
Left Coast and sometimes Left out.
Sadly our little commune of time and distance doesn’t quite cut it

“A mirage will not take away your thirst.”