Arden's Countryside

Did time escape us here
under this canopy of evergreens?
'cause I remember everything
now that we've touched ground...
It's been so many years...
and here we are.

Have you been back since?
Nothing ever changed...
Hibernated, mummified
whispers in the breeze
here beside the riverbed

Lanterns on the shore
The flare path in the dusk
nebulous and motionless
temperate as it seems 
sleeping on the anchor watch  
distance and concinnity 
echo in the reservoir

Back down to the bay
haunted by the memories
Illusions in the stratosphere
sinking in the sand
we've waited all these years...and here we are.