Words have become the dust

Which settle on my soul

Collecting in obscure corners

Dreams fade and return

Distant beacons find no land.

I’ve become a man without country

Terra firma slips before I can stand

And you, who would be my ground

Shake me to no end.

My tears have found no seed to sow

Now an empty vessel, I am lost

Horizons are too distant

Not even the birds take wing.

And over this rugged terrain

I stand at the abyss,

Never knowing your hand in mine

Never knowing your heart in mind

Never knowing the fire, the breath,

The love I held

or the songs I sang

Fall silent to no avail.

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