i feel like dorothy and toto

watching the hourglass

with flying monkeys circling the sky

dark clouds brewing

winds of change in the distance

how much time do i have

no red shoes

to carry me home

wherever that is…

is the power inside of me

will courage redeem me

will my heart become me

will i use the brain god gave me

to escape the hourglass of time

i have so much to do

dreams to realize

love to give

moments of awe

things to build

canvasses to create

will i escape the flow of sand

as it slivers through

i click my heels three times

i want to go home

wherever that is…

where i can unpack my dreams

arrange them at my feet

and live the hope inside of me

before i am plucked

and carried away

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