Our Minds the Ships by Gary H. Howard

Dave Greenwood's Drawing Examples


Our Minds the Ships by Gary H. Howard

The buildings across the way 
promise life and mystery 
at night the lights on 
their outside landings 
and in their windows 
connect with me 

My thoughts travel to them 
over oceans of darkness 

The stars glance right off 
their windows 

Fallen meteors caught 
by the plane of my eye

I can hear conversations now 
murmuring up through the waves 

The voices of aliens on loan 
from other worlds
But to remember these 
In the context of radio traffic 
and mystic absorption 

We all share 
the secret of 
ever-expanding knowledge 

And that in dreams 
we may glide back and forth 

Our minds the ships 
for entering harbors 
promising rest