Where Others Have Turned

Is anyone ever a total fraud

  or totally sincere

 

Is anyone committed beyond mere space

  to a notion fond and dear

 

Is anyone ever one hundred percent

  with subtraction the rule of the day

 

Is anyone better than what they believe

  or worse than a mother can pray

 

Is anyone ever truly in charge

  of that moment that slips through the hand

 

Is anyone willing to dance beyond hope

  to a melody lost by the band

 

Is anyone chosen from those who are not

  or entitled to what can’t be earned

 

Is anyone welcomed straight into the light

   —on a path where all others have turned

 

(Airplane-Las Vegas To Philadelphia: January, 2016)

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