A Blink & A Nod
I knew I still knew you..
30 40 50 years…
would be just a blink and a nod.
I might have forgotten so much else,
but you sang harmony with me
and we who vibrate to the cello of life
a duet like ours, against the tile walls,
could never be forgotten.
You know when you think you know
and then everything turns against you
and you find you might have been wrong?
For a terrible day or two,
I thought you were so much more for me
than I ever could be for you…
but then your words found me.
I embraced humanity from Adam to Omega
with a smile on all day that hurt my face
because, it was true…
I knew I still knew you.
Who cares if dust swept away
what once we could see.
This heart, even more than resilient,
is an elephant that never forgets.
It can tromp and stomp,
and when it cracks, it mends.
It always had a special room,
waiting for you to grab the key.
And there I was on the other side,
knowing that you would find me.
July 26th 2015