Artist Statement


So I rise and remember
the center of centers
Horizons hue winter
on a trail long rendered
when natives lost this land

So I think I belong here
cause I've been so many places
not a one had the graces
of the faces I recall
In Oklahoma's Fall

And the red earth bleeds red winds
blackjack and cedars
a home one don't realize
is a home none sweeter
when they've been away

It's where the sun sets in the evening
all alone no obstruction
It's where the sun rises in the morning
and the moon is full of gumption
It's where the stars can all be seen

It's the homeland most adoring
It's the heartland most deserving
It's where the seasons come together
and throw their own forms of weather
It's where the climates always change

And the red earth bleeds red winds
blackjack and cedars
a home one don't realize
is a home none sweeter
Till' they've been away.