Sun of Darkness

for mixed chorus and percussion, 1993, duration: 7 minutes. 

if I stand up you come to me

cold as a camera

your pictures are marvelous pictures


they multiply your anger toward me

frame after frame

an army of moments against me


why did you pull me through the womb

locked into the brutal focus of time

I could have died inside never breathed


no one come to look at me

a quick blur in the world

carried stillborn from womb to tomb


so few days this life

why not just leave me alone

let me smile a little while


before I go off never to return

into the deep shadow of death

utter darkness - the thing itself


stripped of the background darkness

into the flaming

WCU Concert Choir, Donald Nally, director

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