when the lights dim
when the lights dim in your head
remember, if you can, my name
and if my name becomes too difficult
remember my face and my smile
and if my face becomes faint
remember my voice and my rhythm
and if my voice becomes distant
remember my hand and my touch
and when the lights go off in your head,
and all else fails
remember my love in the deeps of your silent beating heart.
This is one of the most perfect poems I have read in ages. There is absolutely no artifice in it: the words straight from your heart/mind into my heart/mind. The simplicity is its absolute strength: emotion distilled.
Thank you so much for visiting and thank you even more for your beautiful comment. I’m glad it touched your heart. It is from my heart.