Music Lovers *From my book Thoughts on Tonight*
a single moment
          frozen in its own epiphany
new and unheard
we can’t help but
          silence our selfish consciousness
          give our full attention
forget how our own hearts beat
ears long rusted shut
          now open
address everything else as hush
this moment evokes reverence we can only attempt
          in concert halls
eternal fragments inhale our breath
          exist through us
          exist exactly for that purpose
then let us go before we’re ready
before any of us realize what’s been played
          and what can still be sung