One Angel Wing

Written February 2018

Tab C, capo 2

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somewhere in between the planes,
between what’s gone and what remains,
briefly in the latter category,
I found a feather by the trail,
fallen from a falcon’s tail,
I took it home so I could dream of glory,
++with one angel wing you could fly in circles,
++with one angel wing you could shield your eyes
++from the light of heaven’s brightest splendor,
++I think we’ll be alright, if we can find one angel wing..

I have wasted too much time
wishin’ for what’s left behind,
tryin’ to revive what isn’t breathin’,
but every seed that rides the wind,
drifts along without a plan, then
settles down to grow, without a reason,
++with one angel wing you could fly in circles,
++with one angel wing you could shield your eyes
++from the light of heaven’s brightest splendor,
++I think we’ll be alright, if we can find one angel wing..

strangers come and lovers fade,
they play the parts they came to, then they’re
filed away, like letters in a shoe box,
letters lost when basements flood,
buried in the rising mud,
shoveled out and hauled away in dump trucks
++with one angel wing you could fly in circles,
++with one angel wing you could shield your eyes
++from the light of heaven’s brightest splendor,
++I think we’ll be alright, if we can find one angel wing,
++I think we’ll be alright, if we can find one angel wing…
(Prompt “one angel wing” supplied by Vance Gilbert)

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