once when I was thirty-one I woke in the dead of night and heard the vastness of the snowfall outside slipped downstairs in my bare feet soon forgotten freezing and poured a milk glass full to wait out the tide
it's been a decade and one been a decade and one my friend decade and one since I've--
as the white went down I thought of the child upstairs I thought of the god upstairs that I couldn't believe I thought of the chosen man asleep on his side of the bed how green becomes wood in the family tree
been a decade and one been a decade and one so soon decade and one since I stood so proud and so unsure
ebony glowing by the window there as always fingers kissed the keys oh so tenderly cool ivory returned in kind I thought of anger and adulation and the taste of dreams realized and the waste dreams realized leave behind
decade and one decade and one I said out loud
decade and one and I am here and I am here still standing
Profile lyrics from Vienna Teng's "Decade and One". Journal layout lyrics from Vienna Teng's "Daughter" and "Eric's Song". Played by curseangel. I own nothing.