The distance between here and there



There was a time when big decisions
could be made without thinking twice
and as we wished there was a place where
we’d lose ourselves with nothing to decide

I’ve tried to watch for signs, I’ve wondered
what it means to be lost or found
when night is quiet I’ve tried to listen
to what lies hidden beneath all sounds

In a stream of laughter
in a dying flame
in a garden after
the first fall of rain
I can sense a reason
I can hear it sigh
something to believe in
I see a light

We’ve come to learn what to expect from
a promise intended to persuade
and though it’s hard we come to terms with
our own misfortune that we helped make

She said that life is nothing more than
the distance between here and there
and as you go, she said remember
I may appear out of the blue, beware