Take Your Time Coming Home, by Cleatus Rattan, poet Laureate of Texas for 2004–05, is a book that begins with initiation themes for the child and proceeds to initiation of the adolescent and college student and cowboy. Later, the poet tries to deal with the initiation to war. Finally, a prevailing theme is that of aging and death. The point-of-view is from the aging to the aged, then from the point-of-view of the loved-one survivor to the attitude of the dying to the survivor. Nothing morbid—just a refreshing look.