farewell to music

the melodic dance
of long ago nights
brought the two of us . . .
dancing darkly . . .
into the memory of softer lights . . .
and sad recollections . . .
of the melancholy music
that was ‘we’
 
say goodnight . . .
transient twilight . . .
as day is but
a brash chord . . .
music in the wind . . .
unchangeable
for you and I
 
there is no bridge . . .
there was no boatman . . .
only the space between us
that reeled and rushed
with abandoned hearts
in a river of night
 
your voice an echo
from long ago nights
whispering ‘I am nobody
are you nobody too . . .’
into the memories of softer lights . . .
and sad recollections . . .
as a farewell to music
played on and on
into the night