Your voice

I have loved you so incredibly much

The sound of your voice takes me back to the brush of your lips

Your madness and your infinite tenderness.

Tonight you called and

Repeated our names, one after the other

They made me think of sex

Of the ripples your touch sent through my body

All those years ago.

Then you sent me a song

I heard the way we kissed

With so much sadness


All those years ago.

Later I looked at old pictures of you

On stage, all in, unreachable

Like you always were

To me

Except when your eyes landed on mine

With complete availability

Briefly, unmistakably

All those years ago.

Today I know

With the confidence that time brings

That you did love me.