I step outside the airport
And greet the Oklahoma sky.
Hello, sky. It's been a long time
Since I stood under you
And marveled at your vastness.
The wind is blowing, blowing, blowing.
The trees grow, pointing north.
Hello, wind. It's been a long time
Since I felt your scouring power,
Your constant presence.
I drive to my lodging
And catch glimpses of the red dirt.
Hello, red dirt. It's been a long time
Since I touched you,
Ground of my birth.
I am here. I am home.
My body, my cells,
My spirit remembers.