My Family Song

How cold this house since love has left

And I return to feel alone amongst family

My depression thrives where no one answers prayers

Dearest God did not forgive – he will be dust with us

Our fate lies in deed

And in the sun who does not love us

How hot my head since reason took off

And I do not return to feel alone with family

Your denial runs vines up thin walls where stars

Find no light to give – we will not finish together

The doors have closed on me

And you all die crashing within us

By how many miles we miss happiness

When we deny truth and let power to misery

His hands could not have been larger to cover

All our protests have failed – and so we are broken

The lid has shut on him

And still he stangles light from us

(Written Spring 2004)

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