As I Am

You will have to accept that I will be

incapable of saying anything for quite some time

about everything

and you will have to read my thoughts

through my eyes mapping

star trails I can no longer name

for the seasons have changed

 and I cannot remember

how to explain

the phases of the moon

hanging so low on my hopes

riding on your tender shoulders

so simply be still

and be quiet

and be there

because I need a sound vessel

to carry me

across the polished floors

I will keep shined for us

to dance on

late at night

when the music begins

again.

~ pjw ~