From Here to There and Back Again

Hi Everybody!ACT I


Flat dusty horizons and broad treeless plains

Small town prince in a suburban life

Weekends in farm country kissing on cousins

Playing in mud with just us boys

Dirt under my nails and dreams in my head.


Gulf Coast.

High school with cool kids who loved to be learnedTeen me

We were the “A Team” on the broad coastal plain.

Beaches and Boone’s Farm and Bluebonnet Balls

dances on Thursday or else nothing to do

Girlfriends and third base and playing at straight.


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Capital city.

Austin discovery of me and new family

Boyfriends and sisters in a historied estate

Suppressed desires and main stage attractions.

Drama and loving, cotillions and all.


Later the Apple, then a City of Angels

But Texas shaped and made me and drew me back again.


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