I found you in a song,
In the rhythm of the rest of the world melting away,
In the twirl of your dress as the melody carried you to me.
I found you in a heartbeat,
In your shaking hands as you stood in front of a crowd,
In the strength of your voice despite every burning fear to silence you.
I found you in the wind,
In the high speeds down the dusty roads of the city you left behind,
In the mountains of rose as the sun set in a desert sky.
I found you in the flashing lights,
In the colors that held you like your brightest dreams that you knew would never last,
In the passion and euphoria like stars before they burnt out.
I lost you in the monotone,
In the perpetuity of tires against pavement,
In the miles that stretched out until you were worlds away.
I lost you in the silence,
In the quiet complacency of the everyday,
In my ringing ears as I clawed for something - anything - but was never satiated.
I lost you in the rain,
In the coldest summer to ever live,
In the haze of a suburb that I never wanted to see again.
I lost you in the darkness,
In the street corner lines with dim, flickering lights,
In waiting, waiting, waiting, as those lights slowly went out.