(at CD Baby)


© 2000 Laura Golden


Something's been found
full of new sounds
astounds even me
watch as she
finds her way home

Something's been sealed
deeply revealed
on that road, she
puts that load
finally down

All of this time
her invisible effort, like snowfall, accumulates
She waits for the time
to get perfectly clear what is hers, what is
not hers to carry anymore

See how she's brave
ready to ride the next wave
standing tall, but not
afraid to fall
or afraid to feel
she's not afraid to feel

With this coming of age
She no longer stands by
no more target for the jealousy
the disrespect and the rage
she's just had enough
and she knows now
it's not hers to carry anymore