Song for the Dead

Song for the Dead

Baby girl in the ground too soon
who sings on the ice for you?
big brother gone away
empty seems the everyday
tears come
tears don’t come
singing stones over the water
grief and rage like oil and blood
thunder booms through rains’ flood
drums lift the canyon’s colors up the wall
listen for the eagle’s keen companion call
Cry out your names to the clear blue sky
listen for the heartbeat in your loving eye
Blood and pain are all we know
dancing through the haze and red snow
drum calls us home
drumsong warms our bones
we cry for you
we live for you