When our column advanced,
and we saw what we'd done,
we were sure that we could never tell the folks back
said my father to me:
"I had just turned sixteen,
and we were walking from my school to his apartment
And he said:
"You'd think the world you're in would always remain, but
some worlds can just disappear.
Some worlds you enter just for seconds at a time,
and some last until you're forgiven."
When my mother and me take the drive into town,
I can't tell if she's lost in thought or lost where we
She turns the radio to 92 Star,
where Ronnie Milsap sings what he would not have missed
and she says:
"What do you think you're gonna do with your life?"
And I say:
"You've got to teach me to drive."
She just laughs at that,
and musses my hair,
"Kid, you're lucky to be alive."