The Farm

Howe Gelb

somebody I know taught me without even teaching
the way it was then, not like it is now
it even rained more often
I remember the farm now
Momma’s bright dress and the look on your face
When she left
How did we ever survive with so much missing?
Never came on back, it just stayed missing
Like I’m growing radar receiving messages
From out of the plains of Kansas

Someone, somewhere, some place, out there
In my arms now, holding my baby
It’s as good as I’ve felt lately
Lily I love you, don’t know how I ever
got by without you
never going to leave here
you’re not going to change that
no matter how many men you send to lay me flat

Somebody I know taught me without teaching
I remember the farm now