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Displaced (swing low, rearranged)


swing low sweet chariot

comin’ forth to carry me home.

swing low sweet chariot

coming forth to carry me home.)

sat still with hope

she waited on me.


i answered with a wink; smiled strained happiness

and mentioned her name—wondered and modeled

(and still wondered just the same).a

our wants and answers

play a silly game, like lovers self-aware, unsure, question fate.

swing low,

sweet me away,

chariot of wants

days unclaimed,

come forth,

in majesty unmeasured,

unattained—and wait to be lifted, upheld


meet with me for coffee


it’s a date.

Well sure, unless you’re unsure, if so then let’s just wait.

But I do, and you?

Of course, it’s true,

And we court, and flit, and faint.

swing low, deeper song—melody unclaimed, resonate

singing full the note always unmade

and want the straight

unending wants

to adore

to exalt

to Remain.

(we worship One forever,

One we worship.

One the same.


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