47 Ode

I want you to feel
The way words feel
The way words make me feel
Uplifted, understood, unraveled,
Like I just discovered the beauty of language—
All by myself.

I want you to understand
But not to associate me with music
Not to remember, when your fingers
Touch strings and you remember our broken ones,
Not to remember the time you played
And I sang
And it was almost magical
for the two of us.

Not that, please don’t remember the person and shut out the music;
Please understand that music’s beauty is multi-causal and multi-dimensional--
And multi-usable as well,

There are so many other words and tunes I need you
To feel
And so many other persons out there I need you
To understand.

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