Emerge the dancer

Soft notes
Looking across the room
Into your eyes
Shocked recognition thrills up spine
Sad note of missed opportunities
Wistful reaching
Across the dance floor
Beat pulls us closer
Through the dancers
Their wild gyre
Obscuring the sight of you
Each re-emergence sending
Lightning through my heart
Step, step, step
Measured movements
Face to face
Hands clasp and on hip
Sway and burn into your eyes
Move together
Actions blurring in the fury of our passion
Past burned away
Until only now
And us

Words left unsaid – a translated song

I fell in love in summer
You fell out of love in fall
By winter we were over

And I lost it all

Love forgives my trespass
But not our pain filled words
Our harshest insults
We reserved

This fallen lifetime
Our fallen hurts

We were happy once?
I can’t remember
Just this painful passage
Just this time gone by

Life was for the living
Now its passed me by