dass ist alles

hold my hand while i reminisce

sit here and keep me quiet company

i am 5,000 lonely miles away

nine and eight and five years in the past

help me remember the brilliance

the rain and the cold and the smell of fresh coffee

cigarette smoke drifting lazily through the air

the priest chased us out of the dom

because he was anxious for mass to begin

the House was beautiful but i was not awed

as in the previous year in good company

i would like to explain to you my memories

how beautiful and foggy and crisp they are

but there are emotions i don’t have words for

hold my hand and stay with me