Straddling a road between places 
Between ocean and beast
Between want and need
Between mystery and founding. 
A relentless wind howl 
Not a whisper, not a roar
This isn't your land 
This sky not your crown. 

Blood red the clay 
that births the weeds
into a lesson of faithlessness 
a yellowpale chaos that defeats all fence, all ruler.
Leaving another generation struggling
to overcome their faith in better
defeat their belief in meaningful
Rain and sun, always less and more.

But not your fight. 
Feel it slip between neck and shirt
The infiltration of foreign
We've been here longer
Worked the romance of life over
Found a comfort in hardness
Found a truth in coldness
The relentless howl, 
The only everlasting.