your words, my music

life and love and death by the sea

the poet’s words sang inside of me

writing themselves to my melody

the words danced through my mind

entwining like vines around my heart

they became a part of me, lived, breathed

when they and i were joined inseparably

the words flowed from my mind through

my heart to my tongue and fingertips

and from my mouth poured forth the

joy of being and living and loving

i sang as my fingers danced over

black and white keys, not caring

then whether my voice pitched or

cracked because i had been able

to express what i held inside

and your words became mine

life and love and death by the sea

the poet’s words sang inside of me

writing themselves to my melody