finding Oz, I walked the road of yellow bricks,
but found a
troubled panther blocked the way,
he told me I
could pass if I would help him from his fix,
I solved his
cryptic crossword in a day.
spelled disaster but I took it in my stride
and gave each
rock a name from long ago,
soothing mantras I extended both arms wide,
in a gleaming yellow flow.
miles I trod to find a crossroads on a hill,
had been savaged by a beast,
appeared and bade me take a yellow pill,
I did so and
decided to head East.
evolved to brown the desert slowly took its hold,
I hadn't had
a drink for several days,
a winter fog
rolled in and turned the air a silent cold,
I licked the
cloud of effervescent haze.
across the marshlands seemed to sing a siren's air,
strode across its wooden bed,
long I realized if I perished none would care,
I fell and
wept a song for all the dead.
storm imposed its will and flooded me with pain,
I floated on
the current for a while,
beneath the bridge was drowned and swiftly born again,
him Amiga with a smile.
mountain beckoned me, I climbed up to its peak,
the Guru sat
beside three silver pools,
important questions but the man refused to speak,
that knowledge is for fools.
across the Earth and saw the history of years,
watched me from a tree,
winter's ice he sang a litany of tears
into the Evolution Sea.
I took a
running leap and landed on a crystal cloud,
world I floated in a ring,
struck me silver I was mystically endowed,
and fell to
earth a wise and mighty King.
My rule has
not been easy, for my laws are so oblique,
I find it
hard when earth and sky compete,
not, I found the affirmation that I seek,
somewhere in the ground beneath my feet.
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