sky blue


    There is not a cloud in the sky on this fall morning in Durham. Here’s where the sky took me.

    sky blue
    oh, they tell me of a home far beyond the skies . . .
    oh, they tell me of an unclouded day

    on this unclouded day the sky
    is the color of heartache
    same as the azure canopy
    that sheltered us
    that september morning
    yes — that one

    though today may prove to be
    one of unremarkable
    catastrophe the sky
    is unrelenting
    in its invitation to see
    that home is

    not something beyond the blue
    but here in this unclouded
    day in this mix of joy and pain
     in shades of blue
    that color our hearts
    tell me of that home


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