Standing Still | Gail Taylor

Standing Still
By Gail Taylor

Migration Issue, 2015
Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah 

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah
Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee
Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah 

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah
Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee
Cicadas, wake up, wake up

Season of wake up

Trees stand, stand still

On this land of their will

Standing still, 
we create a new world

Standing still
Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah 

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah
17-years, forgiving years

Wake up, wake up

17-years, 17-years
Forgiving years, frightening years

Generous years, wake up

Underground, not undermined
We rise up, we rise up
Standing still, Standing still, 

We create a new world

Standing still
Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah 

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah

Way ah, way, ah, way, ah, way ah
Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee

Heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee, heh-yee
Gail Taylor, Morgantown, WV, Möbius, The Poetry Magazine.

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