We Remember

(liner notes for track 5)

They were coming home.

They were coming home to us,
where we were waiting
so proudly and assuredly.

Riding a comet
and smiling, sometimes laughing,
their humanness suddenly struck
a chord deep within us
as tragedy began to unfold,
seemingly without their knowing.

And then
as we watched the skies in desperation,
in a single breath out
they flew higher
than they had ever flown before,
and our lives came crashing down,
changed forever.

copyright 2008 Anne Cabrera

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