Leaving Texas

Texas winds find you

No matter where you roam

They carry faint scents

That make old memories come alive

Miles don’t matter

Nor mountains, rivers, or streams

You can’t go far enough

That Texas can’t find you

Whether it flies from your radio

With one of those old songs

Or floats down in the moonlight

And tries to carry you away

It may wake you in the middle of the night

With a soft whisper in your ear

“I’m still here” it says

And your heart soars

Than aches

For Texas sun and fun

And the memories you have locked inside

You can leave Texas

But Texas will never leave you

Texas will always say

Come home

Come home



11:29 AM

Wednesday morning

At Aunt Dot’s

For Dona who is leaving Texas today for New Mexico and another life. . .