Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 16, 2017

Daily missive for Wednesday the 15th of November.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Wednesday the 15th of November.

Tremulous trills
Barely uttered
Words caught in the throat
The emotion
Of the song apposite
Even the mechanics
Of breathing are affected
Lungs flutter when
Air is in short supply
A Pneumothorax
A total collapse
Voices break
So easily
As tears fall
Reality is a gift
But all of the sad songs
The heart breakers
Sung by torch singers
Old favourites
Lovers dance to
Cheek to cheek
Bring lonely people
To their knees
In the hollow
Of an empty room
When the music plays
It takes them back
To the golden days
Before the chord
Was broken
When every note
Touched the heart
Left it
Pure and tender
As to render it
Too fragile to withstand
The strain
Of listening again
Without breaking
Along the seam
And releasing
The memory of
A long lost dream
Enough to conjure
A moment
To allow for
The fleeting presence
Of an old feeling
So longed for
Will it withstand
The hearing
And the singing
One more time
Just one more time.


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