I stroll down the path, the
dark green forest envelopes me.
Cool, leafy trees shade me
from the burning rays of the sun.
All is serene, not an insect or
animal intrudes on my space.
I am lost in my thoughts, like an
automaton place one foot in front of another.
Out of nowhere I come upon a break in the trees
where sunlight penetrates my eyes.
I blink and my dream state is broken
like a dry twig in a strong wind.
Insects of all shapes and sizes flit and
buzz in the warm sunlight.
I follow the path through the opening
my senses aware of my surroundings.
I push through the cloud of insects and
re-enter the tree covered path.
Quickly my mind returns to the idle musings
I had before entering the opening.
I return to that automatous state.