I close my eyes and in the darkness I see you, my enchanting ecstasy, walking Down a cobblestone street in silhouette. Carefully placed footsteps echoing the The pavement - without the slightest of regret. Through the faint gas lit corridor Vintage smells and a whispering wind Accompany my meandering thoughts. No matter where I go - No matter when I go – Footsteps going forward Revealing the past.
In a cumbersome transom blended With a tap-ta-tap, tap-ta-tap Of a horse drawn carriage – Therein a song is revealed. Where else but in silent music do dreams Blend reality with one’s emotions? Aye - there in my mind’s eye - Tap-ta-tap, tap-ta-tap, tap-ta-tap.
Do I have any life but this? Tap - If not - let me lead it from here. Ta - No death there be ‘lest - Tap - Dispelled from there. Tap - Nor any ties to earths to come. Ta - Nor any action in any effort of new. Tap - Except in the blessed extent - Ta - Of this other realm of loving you. - Tap -
And in my mind’s eye – The music, Tap-ta-tap, tap-ta-tap - Of cobblestone and hoof – Ta-tap Returns me to ....
Nostalgic piece about thoughts of times long past and about the sounds, sights and smells that time travel one to previous times.
You share my blood, yet for so long We never quite saw eye to eye. You still grasped my hand and held it. You never let go. A twin, I suppose, is what you are. A mirror image of me, a dream-self. In a richer life. One full of lustrous adventures. Marching down a cobblestone street; Sipping sweet secrets in a foreign land; Fighting the enemy, calling out in triumph. Perhaps you are a lesson, maybe a vision. One that beckons me to go further. Calls to keep growing. Becoming. For four fervent years We have shared our hearts, every fiber of our soul Has bled into each others veins. And when the day comes, please know.