The Realm of Higher Sound

for Garrett and his Horn

On entering the realm of higher sound,
     The first thing that you hear
     Is birdsong in the air.

It signifies, to those who know,
     The turning point of fear.
Abandon sorrow, all who enter here,
     It seems to say.

The message is quite clear—

What once was ruled by gravity
     Is now allowed to play.
The freedom that was ours at birth
     Returns, this time to stay.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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