Take Me Away

Julia Klatt Singer  


You’ve never seen the plains at daybreak

never watched the sky for rain, never
heard the tall grass whisper anything
but your name. Never opened the earth
planted your life there. Never waited
for a train, the news it brought, never
found a song that couldn't be lost.
Never lifted the hair from her shoulder,

placed the only kiss she's ever wanted



written to Mark Stockert's Church's Ferry