Our Songs

my wish was for deafness

whenever I heard our music

all the memories flooded me

summer car rides and weekends

the times I would never forget

my playlist began to betray me

and there was no escaping it

I will not let myself hear

take the verses from my mind

now that you are gone

my heart can’t bear our songs

11/10/19

First Song

at first touch, she knew

the keys had chosen her

so she made herself promise

never to forget her first song

when she pressed g and began

her heart knew the rest

the tones of the naturals

filled up her sleepy soul

her fingers felt at home

the melody came effortlessly

her hands didn’t tremble once

and they never could forget

9/26/19