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.

  1. 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.

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