Go Ahead and Stay


When the starry asters grin,
Arms open for the morning sun’s embrace,
Their faces smiling in Wyoming’s wind,
Can’t you hear them singing? Can’t you taste
The harmony – the sweet refrains of peace?

Oh, you can’t stand up and hear them – no –
You have to listen while you’re on your knees –
That’s it – don’t mind the mud – get real low
And close your eyes – let the petals kiss
Your cheek while whispering their gentle song.

Okay, that’s fine – no, we won’t be missed.
Take your time – I’ll just walk along
Toward the river. It’s not that far away.
Don’t worry ’bout me – go ahead and stay.


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