I’m singing the song  I must sing now but don’t yet know.

I’m singing the song
I must sing now
but don’t yet know.

Lance was a gentle giant.  He managed a U District apartment building while he was able, then became homeless. He was a self-published poet. Lance died on 10/6/09, at age 59.

Lance has an amazing collection of poetry on the web, in a site created by his friend Christian Swenson: Coyote University. There you can also find an obituary by Lance’s sister, Lori.

Lance’s Leaf is at University Temple United Methodist Church. If you have photos or memories, please share them in a comment.

I am fledgling
teetering on the nest edge
now,
and I am Mother Crow
too,
patiently implacably
demanding I learn this.
I am my terror and
her knowledge,
both.
It is true
and it is true
and it is true
and,
I am gone.

From The Wings of the Heart
by L. M. Loder, copyright 2009


Featured Leaf January 2015

This Leaf is not yet affixed due to inclement weather. It will be affixed Spring, 2015.

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