Wanting song
    in the beginning
beginning to end

    now we are falling

through what’s to come
    needing Eden
now we are drifting

    Eden undone

as if from the ends
    of earth hearing
Eden’s calling

    to tend and attend

now we are sprawling
    through what we’ve done
through what we’re losing

    as what we’ve won

as we are falling
    as Eden is calling
earth and heaven

    wanting song

From Draw Me After (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2022) by Peter Cole. Used with the permission of the publisher.