Curving World and Arcing Sky

from by Hayden Arp

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Lost hands,
We wander through the snow,
To find a former home,

In a new land,
Though each image looks the same,
We feel that one will change,

We now look up,

Oh darling someday soon this shaking moon,
Will hold us in its arms,
Towards the safest room,
Or willowed tomb,
We grow,


Then things change,
There are voices in the leaves,
And names upon a tree,

Lights frame,
An image of a bed,
A child rests her head,

And I, don’t know,
How I can feel such love for worlds unknown,

But through her brown eyes,
The weight of our love,
Comes like water from the places we can’t go,

Now they face us,
The hearts we left alone,
To watch us stray from the world that they know,

You kissed my head,
As did my father,
When we left that day,

I heard him say,
To keep this place,
Inside our bones,

Yet I felt it fade,
In every night,
I cried for love,

And I called his name,
As we all died out,


At the edge of all we’ve known,
I raise my hands and ask that all is shown,

Every curving world and arcing sky will fall,
Lost between the two’s
A place we knew,
And we call.


from For Gabriel - EP, released August 12, 2016
Drums - Ethan Cohen




Hayden Arp Oberlin, Ohio

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