Lightning in the midnight hour
Accompanied by silence
and I wait on the rain to follow
Yet hear nothing but the sound of your voice.
Whispered hymn like a lullaby
Changes through the years from teen to now
As I move from shadows into the light
Illuminated song on my lips.
You are everywhere I turn now,
Time not quelling the memory,
But as each moment passes I feel the touch,
The hint of soft laughter
And I fall back into the warmth
Of yesterday once more.
There is no witness here
As I stand in the hour when the world sleeps,
I sway to the rhythm of the wind that stirs
And you are here
Gentle like a petal,
As soft as a dream remembered.
There is no rain yet
And the world turns dark
Lightning passes like a train on its way
And an engine moves past down the highway
The rattle of pipes disappears
And I turn and slip within.