24″ × 36″ acrylic on canvas.
Copyright Derek Shockey 2008.
“… I said dance for me fancuilla gentile,
I said laugh awhile I can make your heart feel,
I said fly with me touch the face of the true god,
and then cry with joy at the depth of my love.
‘cause I’ve prayed days, and I’ve prayed nights,
for the lord to just to send me home some sign,
I’ve looked long and I’ve looked far,
bring peace to my black and empty heart…"