did I mention love
that I miss you?
surely I've said it before
surely I'll say it again
before these days run
like the sky at just dark,
fading to the other side of the world

you know how the sound
of strings in the dark and a voice
speaking truth, singing
comes home to me
reminds me
(I remember)

of meaning, of what the essence
is in a kiss, a look, and the touch
of your soul could bring me up
from these depths up
to suck in this first air
and clear the burning of my lungs,
the dampness of my mind

won't you
see again
when the sun goes down
and the blue night comes up
won't you
breathe again