Thursday, March 1, 2018


Daniel (18-060Z)

Every time I hear
The song Daniel*
I remember the day on the tarmac
Waiting on the plane at Stapleton

The old headphones
Tethered to the seat
Engines rev up, brakes release
Galloping down the runway

On an adventure of a lifetime
Leaving everyone and everything behind
Soon enough half a world away
In the lush jungle of Papua

As gaze at the stars and unfamiliar constellations
Realize my love was waking
Surreal to be so far away
Ambivalence of being in two places at once

Memories play of 7600 miles away
The panhandle of Nebraska
While present in a highland valley
All unwrapped each time I hear Daniel*

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet. (18-060Z)

*Elton John song

From an old fragment of thought I had written down years ago. The lyrics talk about Daniel on a plane; and I heard it while taking off from the old Stapleton airport.

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