As the days grow short towards approaching winter
An urgency develops in my gut
As the years grow more numerous from my distant birth
An awakening calls
It is time for reflection
In hope of understanding
What have I accomplished in my life?
Have I received and equally given Love?
Have I found my full measure of grief?
Have I failed enough?
Have I sinned enough?
Have I yet been forgiven?
Who am I and who do I think I am?
What is the difference in between?
I want to peel back my skin and talk to my heart
As it has spoken to me all my years
I want to beat a drum a little faster
Double time and triple
Go all Ginger Baker
And pay homage to this life’s companion
I want to see into my soul
Rake away the flesh and bone
And know myself.