"Universal Traveler" by Chip Ghigna
Acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14"
As a break from my daily writing routine,
I climb down out of my treehouse each afternoon
and take a two-mile hike up and down the hills of Homewood.
I often get new ideas during my walks and lose myself in thought,
sometimes mouthing the words of lines as they come to me.
This is my apology to my Homewood neighbors and friends.
If you should pass me on the way
And wonder what I said,
Please forgive the mutters made--
I'm writing in my head.