A Word Through Song

Hage

 All the storms and oceans
All the sheltering sky
All this earth and she and I

Wait, until it happens
Wait, the moment will come
Wait, but all those are already one

And she asks me, how many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life, before the next life

Here, we stop beneath the leaves
Here, a moment to stay
Here, a gift of pale green color, here above her

And she asks me, how many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life

A kiss, a prayer, a laugh, a song
She won’t try to tell me, what’s right from wrong
A song, a laugh, a prayer, a kiss
She won’t try to tell me, I need more than this

All my answers, all my surmises
Will never do it justice
She’ll just have to trust it

Wait here, ’til the sun rises
Watch from start to finish
No one as our witness
With no one as our witness

-“Hymn”

En Memoriam

EnMemoriamAnd I recall us gazing out into forever,

The darkness that was the heavens and vast sea,

As we spoke of possibilities–the seemingly impossible dreams.

We were one that evening,

In the dark,

In the calm,

With the whispering of the waves-our loud troubles were silenced.

Then our hearts sang in unison as we ran,

As we fell and became enveloped in the cold grains of sand.

Yet, we left that night behind us as if we could go back.

So very foolish to think that there’s ever going back.