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Amplifer








Last night
as the crowd began to quiet,
settling in like bees for the second encore,
I heard those first chords
floating above our buzz and shuffle,
and knew that she would sing “Amaze Me”.

It made me smile
and remember myself,
in front of the too few eyes of your memorial service;
how I played your black Guild for the first time then,
my nervous fingers and grief-thick throat
competing to overwhelm me.

Such a tune
that your living ears never gathered,
which hung from my heart like a hammock
holding flickers and flashes
of things that I’ve imagined
of the father that I didn’t know.

So I listened, as though dying myself.
Full of a rich and poignant grief,
I opened up my soul like some great bowl.
I made myself a megaphone
letting longing and sound move through me,
to resonate with every particle of stardust
and find you,
whatever and wherever you are.

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kenllama
Feb. 11th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, and all the more so for understanding something of what all this means to you. Thank you for sharing this.

*love to you*
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