Listening to Music Alone in the Dark

Was it really that long ago,
when the music washed over us
like a warm breeze off the ocean?
There in the dark I closed my eyes
so imaginary sand wouldn’t seep into them
and tears would not weep out.
Is it really so long ago that you
“wow’d” and wondered how I knew
so much about this and that,
and nothing about you and I?
I stopped wondering long ago,
after I “why’d” and answered
my own question. I still sit
in the dark and let the music
wash over me, but now with
eyes open and imagination shut.

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One thought on “Listening to Music Alone in the Dark

  1. This is beautiful. Your free verse really sings so sweetly to the heart.

    I believe I have the sister rhyming version to your lovely poem:

    “Still”
    I miss you so much,
    So much that it hurts,
    The way that you spilled
    On all of your shirts.
    You sang all day long
    But never in tune;
    You stayed up all night
    And woke up at noon.
    I still hear your voice
    And call out your name
    Whenever I watch
    A TV show game,
    But you’re never there
    When I turn my head;
    I’m shocked and recall
    That you have now fled
    And gone to a place
    I wish I could see,
    But still I can feel
    Your spirit with me.
    Wherever I go,
    I feel something there,
    A whisper of you
    Infusing the air;
    A world without you,
    Is there such a thing?
    Inside of my soul
    I still hear you sing.

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