Slow Dance

Crystalline moments
I watch them crumble in my hands
cheek to cheek, so close as then
further away than once, again...
Conscious it's the last time
windows betray in this way
heart to heart, distance between
only deepened in the end

Pools of darkness, flecked with you
candlelit iridescence
amirror or truth?

Melodies fill the empty space
that lost words leave a void
they were here, they are gone
stolen, but we hold on so close...
Slow dance, hand to hand
holding all there is to have
embrace understanding
and I'll remember not to forget

Dying June's sultry bliss
born only to depart this life
eye to eye, and wishes unspoken
ahold that must be released.
To meet, to part, fingers laced,
and to never let it go
breath to breath, winded and still
as the long hand wanders ahead

Minutes lost, I'll lose with you
and the song will soon end
closing chords, the cue

Melodies fill the empty space
that lost words leave a void
they were here, they are gone
stolen, but we hold on so close...
Slow dance, hand to hand
holding all there is to have
embrace understanding
and I'll remember not to forget

Stargazing for hours by dawn
and there are no stars
only the whisper of hollow winds

Melodies fill the empty space
that lost words leave a void
they were here, they are gone
stolen, but we hold on so close...
Slow dance, hand to hand
holding all there is to have
embrace understanding
and I'll remember not to forget

but we're not letting go…

February 28, 2005