then there was you

There was light & sound & God above

security in heaven's grace & peace & love

There were restless nights of visions black

(soul's fatigue & heart attack)


There was riding buses into town

Meeting women in long black gowns

At cheap motels with strange, sad sounds

coming from inside the walls


There were a million faces in the street

of all the strangers not to meet

There was justifying what is right  

(original sin in black & white)


There was searching for calm & simple truth 

& then there was you