3. THE SWEETGUM TREE
I remember rising early with my dad
just to watch the first fall dawn,
sun was coming out behind the sweetgum tree
tinting ginger all around
Can you see ginger sparks upon the hill?
Suddenly it was gone just like the steam
I remember going running in the fields
with a feather in my head
like an Indian riding on a light brown horse
with some arrows on my back
Can you hear war drums beating from the hill?
Suddenly it was gone like water steam