Finding Lost Parts of Ourselves Cruising Down the Tortuguero River

People like us take nature vacations
to find lost parts of themselves
Parts they never knew they had, until
they’re overtaken by that lost part
on a cruise down the Tortuguero River
Letting the wind blow their hair in all directions
Surrendering to the shrieks and grunts of the male howler monkeys
snapping their brittle sense of reality in two

Whatever we found that Saturday afternoon
with the wind in our faces, and
the sun beating down on our backs
has awakened something DEEP inside us
Something telling our souls to return to this place
where the green sea and leatherback turtles
come each year to lay their eggs

6 thoughts on “Finding Lost Parts of Ourselves Cruising Down the Tortuguero River

  1. this really gives a feel for the place
    and those last three lines have a wonderful yearning quality
    thank you

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