Looking Through Stained Glass

Memory
 
Artwork: Wu Zhao-Ming - Red

Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me,
she's the soft naked lady love meant her to be
and she's moving her body so brave and so free.
If I've got to remember that's a fine memory
Tonight Will Be Fine - Leonard Cohen


It's been seventeen years to the day
Since the love of all time went away
I have taken up some count of others in time
A fleeting rendezvous, a phase, merely a mime
Of she who's measure of love was so sublime
In my minds eye the only place left to see
The unabashed beauty she brought to my life
It's been quite a clock's beat since she was my wife
If I've got to remember that's a fine memory
Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me,

Sometimes shyly, sometimes bold
Her shift of moods just never grew old
She was a force of nature in a human space
I know it's a period of time I just can't replace
Still I know it's what I search in each new face
Just a smidgen of her essence in each body
Granted their faces are hardly same
And it's cruel to them caught in my game
Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me,
She's the soft naked lady love meant her to be

In public she joked she hated my whiskers
Our joke word for liquor and how it just tickled her
When it dripped in my beard then I kissed her within
She had a rhythm that filled me with such a yen
That only she could fulfill again and again
Time softened us both as time should
But like aged whiskers and cheese - so beyond good
She's the soft naked lady love meant her to be
And she's moving her body so brave and so free.

Sometimes in throes, I'm almost there
Where all I can feel of her fills the air
And in those moments on the verge
I'll swear it's her passions I feel surge
But try as I might I can't hold that urge
And must lapse to facts of my reality
But in that moment life's so incredibly kind
In those visions of her I hold in my mind
And she's moving her body so brave and so free
If I've got to remember that's a fine memory
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