Once

Music
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas panel

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I breathed only for your music;
Your fingers upon the keyboard 
was my Elixir of Life

I remember the glimmer of rain,
the kiss under the umbrella;
Your cobalt eyes as you played

Suspended in your fears,
the notes froze without expression;
I suffocated

And your forgotten music cracked
a mirage that resembled Love

Once.