to Ken Kesey & Ken Babbs
Clumsy at first, fitting together the years we have been apart, and the ways. But as the night passed and the day came, the first fine morning of April, it came clear: the world that has tried us and showed us its joy was our bond when we said nothing. And we allowed it to be with us, the new green shining. * Our lives, half gone, stay full of laughter. Free-hearted men have the world for words. Though we have been apart, we have been together. * Trying to sleep, I cannot take my mind away. The bright day shines in my head like a coin on the bed of a stream. * You left your welcome.