Impossible to share, express or magically convey
experience of a place where beauty's intoxication
paralyzes time while extracting essence from my senses -
Intermittently narcotic and stimulant,
addictive yet medicinal, safe in any quantity
yet feels like an overdose of... something.
A shock of beauty, so lush almost sinful,
as if nature can overdo abundance.
An eruption seeping destruction
paving the way for rebirth
from the depths of its burning soul.
A lesson contained in earth's contrasts
Green, yellow, orange, purple - a rainbow.
Then, decimating fire transforms landscapes
so black we can only see hope in their darkness.
Aloha, imprinted in the ocean and its breeze.
Caressing, cleansing winds warmly soothing.
People, spreading contagious friendliness
unveiling the unity among us all.
Inadequate, you see.
Impossible to relay
what seems like love
for the place I left
to the place I call home.
(Submitted to DVerse Poets.)