Feathers Rise

Elephant Revival

By Daniel Rodriguez

My lover lays me down
Inside the garden soil
We rest our heads upon
The breast of worlds unknown
We stare into the skies
And watch them come alive
We stare into our eyes
Never turn our heads

My lover lays me down
Beside a bed so soft
We watch the feathers rise
Undetermined where they’ll fall
We stare into the walls
And watch them disappear
Into the ceilings tall
‘Til they’re no longer here

We gaze into the stars
Bodies on the ground
Our minds and hearts they leave
Become part of the skies
Now we can go
& live forever
And if we die today
At least we’ll know the secrets