you really gave yourself away tonight
mumbling and stumbling through the universe
tumbling here in the truckee over rocks and
rumbling far off in furnaces of suns
burning cold empty space down into light
sparking barks of geese and whispers of verse
that fall through leaves and bloodstreams into hands
scratching and crossing words out one by one

what was it that made you come all this way
were you somehow still lonely without us
and needed eyes so you could see your sky
forcefully holding us here in your sway
while shouting in everything around us
that you were alive before life and I