Diana Lawrence

Where Am I Growing Up To?

Where am I growing up to?
Up to the skyscraper of New York City
or the silos of Wichita
or the mountains of Bend?

Where am I growing up to?
Up to the towers of truth and integrity
or can no one fight gravity
and we all just fall down in the end.

I want to be better than what I see
better than places that strangle your destiny
better than people who’d shatter the dreams of a no one like me
just to keep themselves comfortable
Where am I growing up to?
Up to people like you?

Show me a place to fly to
out of this land of low
up past the satellites circling the plants
and the planets circling the stars
and the starrs circling all of the answers that
someday I may know.

That’s where I’m growing up to go.