I wish: not for a lullaby
nor the candid intermission
but the gentle rhythm
for a long-play song
written only for you

I wish: not for a crescendo
nor chorus, nor solo
although am not disillusioned
of this current drumbeat bridge
dare it threaten to fade-out

I wish:  I am hopeful
and here I pray (to whom: perhaps disillusioned)
for the return of the music
of the song
want to hear your voice
in every unmade memory.

Jesse Falk