sehnsucht

sometimes the light
hits the golden leaves
just so, and i forget to breathe

sometimes the sun
suddenly streams down through
darkened clouds, and i forget to breathe

sometimes the faces
of strangers in faded photographs
seem familiar, and i forget to breathe

sometimes old places
give me heartache
haunting, and i forget to breathe

sometimes the veil thins
just enough, and i forget to breathe