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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