Home, oh home, my home is gone,
The new appraoches and the old comes down.
What once surprised, now packed away,
What once was comfort
now waits for day.
Oh home, so temporary, fleeting,
the place of refuge , the place of calm,
Paintings hidden, truth so bare,
A new dawn waits
the weather's fair.
Oh home, oh home, it's where you are,
So often rebuilt, so often reborn,
The past is shed, the precious kept,
Oh how you've changed
At change, I've grown adept.
Oh home, it waits, it waits for me,
The pins so sharp, the hammer ready,
4 walls await, a ground doth stand
Is this home?
Or a foreign land?
Oh home, just wait, what joy waits there,
The circle spins, the window cracked,
Blank walls, blank space, an empty space,
Rest now, rest well,
Oh rest, in grace.
Dedicated to 1-11-31-508 Karakuni Cho, Izumi-shi, Japan 594-1151
3/04 – 3/06