In a Sabino Canyon State of Mind

by on December 14, 2020 · 1 comment

in From the Soul

In a Sabino Canyon State of Mind

by Ernie McCray

My mind,
in these times,
often drifts
to Tucson.
Home to me
and home
to Sabino Canyon,
grounds that are sacred to me,

a place

where I’ve always felt

loose, comfortable,

and free

to be me,


as a boy


in its pools

and streams,

and hiking its trails


lofty hopes

and dreams

and life’s burdens

brought on by

the color of my skin

melted away from me,


like sap

flowing from a

sugar maple tree

and I’d breathe in

the fresh air

from the Sonoran Desert’s

soothing breezes

and winds,

and like an innocent

nestling bird

I gave in

to learning over time

how to spread my wings

and soar high above the hate

and drift on the winds

of love’s delight,

finding that “little light of mine”

Sunday School teachers

talked about all the time,

telling us to

let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.


And I did

and learned how to live life

in a Sabino Canyon state of mind.

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Barbara Lewis December 23, 2020 at 11:52 am

Beautiful ! Nature’s “Dream Space.” for me too.



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