if life is a song

if your life is a song,
then every moment is a note
that sometimes strings together other memories
that remind me of the moment
that remind me of the memories
an open note
a reminder of the rest
depending on my mood.

when i am near u

when i am near you
the numbers on streets and clocks
are right

the sound of rain
upon the sidewalk
is a complete refrain
to a childhood melody

at night
the stars burn like candles, when
and tip
their hats

when i hold you in my mind
the expanse of heavens
dreamed in
forlorn ancient texts
reveal themselves
like a vast, turning sky


like desert canyon walls,
are a fountain
waiting for rain.