Instrumentation: mixed chorus (SATB)
Duration: ca. 4′


The Lake in the Ocean
by Jeremy A. Schmidt

From the Turnpike going south to Baltimore,
the planes perfectly aligned
for spaced arrivals on Long Island
are the tips of very tall street lights.


Once you pretended the lights of the buildings below
meant we were arriving among stars

We settled through the clouds, landing,
and the ground did not give.