21 April 2010

we are leaving/ did you hear


we are leaving
did you hear?

and i will miss much when we swap the prairie for the desert
and though i will gain
now is the time
to think of all we are leaving
behind

i sat with friends today
in the basement of a church
with bright food
and bright kids
and celebrated the promise of water and love and

jesus

we're leaving
did you hear?

the chatter makes me tear and tear apart
because the chatter will never be the same again
and i, i may never be the same again

god

we're leaving
did you hear?

drove home through the fields after
passed two farm trucks
huge and intricate and lovely
and though the farmers, they plow with gps
i thought of the prairie
with her swooping hawks
and though the farmers, they use seeds they cannot save
i thought of all i have found in a land, once barren

and i will remember it all
like you
even if i am never the same again
for what will be the same again

jesus

we are leaving
did you hear?