by Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead

voices call

from home

as I float from memory to memory

a champagne cork hits the wall

sadness hangs

kiss midnight





the calendar bows

sleep drifts in

you come to me in dreams

you tell me it_s alright

rain falls clouds stretch

touch earth yet remain skyward

roads wind there are no names

for the places I_m going

today cannot erase

tomorrow cannot erase

or dim the I love you I say

to you I love you

in this dream

in this memory

rain falls I stretch

to touch kiss you kiss

the forehead

of this new year

I sing

a lullaby

for what has been

for what will be

Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead

January 1, 2005

(Copyright ) 2005 Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead


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