Ranch Poem – “That’s the way love is, we know”

8/18/2013

“That’s the way love is, we know”

Spent today with Jackson Browne.
Knowing one way or another I’d leave
an impression, a body, and this town.
We get tugged by this beauty thing,
of our word’s sounds falling into place.
So we follow evermore like a knight for his King.
That’s the way love is, we know.

Been seeing the big eyes of an owl
in the big puddles and abstractions.
To make wisdom an action,
I told her what I know so far:
never kick yourself when you’re down,
awake anew, and never meet darkness with war.
That’s the way love is, we know.

To make yourself  your own trusty guide,
I think we should navigate
time’s thickening storms with the light inside
and when failure and death obstruct
our perfect path, we move along anyways.
I’m older but young as ever and it’ll stay like that with any luck.
That’s the way love is, we know.

How many people regret, trying to double back?
You try to erase choice like its digital.
You’ll be at it until life’s end fades to black.
Make this production one that’ll leave a mark.
If we focus our view forwards things will grow together
and the pain will be gone , our smiles stark.
That’s the way love is, we know.

I’m working to dictate these lessons now
and I can see these struggles we share:
in-balances, defects, alphabet problems, don’t let um drag you down.
It’s the call of the rain in the grey arenas,
the missing companion never to return,
the transparent portal to a state of being zenith.
That’s the way love is, we know.

RwmG

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