save you

some days i can see you
in the deep blue corners of his eyes
reaching without question
then he gives himself a hand
just for feeling
solid where he stands

i dream pieces of a conversation
suddenly you're alive
we toast and smile
you say "i've been traveling for a while, but i'm
coming back down to save you.."

lost you in a snow drift
never know if you felt any pain
i like to remember
how you'd give yourself a break
for the coal-black sheen of half-moon lake

and i dream pieces of a conversation
suddenly you're alive....

this is my life
sailing and nothing is clear
are you watching us
raising each other down here?

my son brings you closer
like an angel - bleeding on my shoulder
he'll be up and reaching
for another passing train
as he grows and stumbles
with your name

and i dream pieces of a conversation
suddenly you're alive
we toast and smile
you say "i've been traveling for a while, now i'm
coming back down to save you..."

© 2007 Sally Dworsky / Joel Shearer