Chris Whitley
Wide Open Return

No time lost to passersbye
lonesome transmission
the miles decide
everyday departures
loosen from the land
all the wide open returns
in your stride

Other lifetimes may
graze your sleeve
the lonesome panorama
don't deceive
faithful revolution
blinds you to the ground
in the wide open return
you leave

City of God
transverse homes
palace of dust
kingdom come
renegade weed
vagrant wire
heretic seed
named desire

Blurring lines at burning speed
into the lonesome future
you recede
strained to transvision
beyond the laws that blind
to the wide open returns
you bleed

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