If I Should Wake Before I Die
If I should wake before I die, I might smile.
My smile would be warm
My smile would be white
My heart might miss a note
And my body might take flight.
If I should wake before I die, I might open into a dream.
The dream of breathing easy
Where my mind can finally see
The dream of being wide-awake —
When my soul is flying free.
If should wake before I die, the trees might burst into song
Their branches would shake and shudder
And sprinkle new seeds onto the ground
Leaves, turning color after color —
Shedding light from town to town
The revelation of grasping the day
The sunshine the birds and the trees
What you have before you is a gift
One so special like a jump in the leaves.