Last Sigh

Photo by Jack Leishman
Photo by Jack Leishman

Last Sigh

My face is unveiled sky and timeless dream
Dewbrightened dawn and shadow-dappled stream
Gnarled coastline and jagged-blossomed storm
Ever bursting through the roof of what’s unborn
Gone, gone am I
Birthing me am I
Struggling deepsea drop am I


My body’s spun from gravity and boundless light
Dreaming of gypsy joys and knotted night
Soaring over cobblestone oceans of cloud
Ever sailing through the walls of what’s allowed
Gone, gone am I
Birthing me am I
Green fire of wild places am I


My life sings and bleeds in colors bare and bright
Riding waves of shattered moon through the night
Nothing is moving yet everything’s in motion
Only broken waves will ever know the ocean
Gone, gone am I
Birthing me am I
Last sigh of a vagabond wave am I


And this too am I:
Where mystery is all that is known
Where love is all that’s being grown
Where silence tells the ultimate story
Where life blazes in all its pain and glory
Gone, gone am I
Birthing me am I
Last sigh of a vagabond wave am I
Where there’s so much I’m dying to see
Dying, dying, dying to see


Lyrics written by Robert Augustus Masters/Music composed by Diane Bardwell

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