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One More Waltz

Humming-CD-cover-600Words by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, music by Johannes Brahms (Waltz, Op. 39, No. 8), adapted by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers He stands at the top of the stairs With the bannister shadow across his shoes The memories hang in the air Of the eggshell brown on her shoulder And the smell of her skin All the heat rushes in Through the wall once again Her touch on the nape of his neck And the skim of her thigh on a pillow And her deepening sigh Remembering this Who can resist One more waltz with the memory? One more waltz He watches the thickening dark Through the flutter of moths on the old window pane Deep in his chest there's a spark Then a blaze of regret At a parting without a goodbye All the years for a lie Digging in, running dry Her words like a blade on his neck And the richochet cries in the doorway And the tears in her eyes Remembering this Who can resist One more waltz with the memory? One more waltz
Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers