Prodigal

from by Anna Vogelzang

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I am undone
a puddle of bones & blood
a heartbeat away from 4000 white flags
a prodigal son
your only begotten one
I've rambled so far
I can't find my way back
to the light

and with each new sun
I walk down to the water
looking for the future floating by
but you do not come
orphaned or not, my love
you have been bound by
burdens born and died
with each night

so come on home
it's lonesome when the water
climbs so high
come on home
the darkness cannot drive
between the line
from me to you

we have been folded in
like one bread, like one body
chronologies set deep into the crown
lay it all down
here, down by the water
incurable, this wound
wound lifetimes long
turns to light

you do not need to be broken for me
you do not need to be broken

passed in our blood
a swimming, heavy history
freighted with language
slanted and unkind
the translator's heart
is building a syntax ark
hammering words
against/into the blueing tides
of the night

so come on home
it's lonesome when the water
climbs so high
come on home
the darkness cannot drive
between the line
from you to me

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from Hiker, released May 6, 2016
SL: drums
TS: bass, piano
AV: electric guitar, vocals

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