no thoughts from head to voice to air,
lyrics spout from heart throat out everywhere.
there are not enough tears, enough songs,
to remember, everything, every way,
you nourished me, encouraged me.
you completed my rhymes,
sing along with Mitch Miller time.
it will be so, it must be, it shall be,
as it was in the beginning, it ends.
first question why, last question why,
unthinkable, unimaginable time.
always with me now, always with me always,
always me, always you, always us,
it’s always been you and me against the world.
across the street, across the country,
your belly, trains, Fords, hydrofoil, planes.
hot cocoa in SUI, a lamp trip to VT,
no sodas in Boston, alarms in ALB.
sing a song with me, Mom.
ring a bell for me, Mom.
pray each night for me til we meet again.