Long Point

from by Monica Laytham

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Ice in its bark and holes in its height,
wearing the snow, even dusk is bright -
and if we out-walk the cracks we hear,
when it falls to the earth and nobody appears
does it make a sound anyway?
Does it make a sound at all?

Doubts fed by pleasures take hold of my mind.
Moments are miracles mapped in the time.
But if my feet drag, if I limp, if I crawl,
If I wander off course from the hour of call
will I hear the call anyway?
Will I hear the call at all?

Grace keeps the injured from falling behind -
the hands which extend it hold onto the time.
Snow makes each footstep look just like the last.
Quiet and loneliness move me to ask
won't you walk this world with me?
Won't you walk this world with me?


from becoming home, released April 7, 2016



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Monica Laytham Evanston, Illinois

Monica Laytham is a Chicago-based musician. She has spent all of 2016 on a grassroots musical tour of the country. This tour has taken her to stay with spiritual communities all over the U.S. She performs concerts of her original music in living rooms and church buildings, and gathers stories and songs from host communities. Monica has a background in classical music. ... more

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