My Earth / by Joe Aguirre

You said this was the beginning

But what’s does that really mean? 

Are you ready? 

I can’t hear now

Start it all over 

Don’t forget to tell me when you’re ready

Gardens filled with pavement 

Reflections of what we used to be 

You said you were ready

But still 

Not waiting for me

A false start and misstep 

Not a prayer for you and me 

You said this was beginning 

Running instead of taking your time