You echo still

Familiar and yet not

Expected and yet not

Not yet

Not yet familiar

Still unexpected

You, still and yet not


The Normal

The window opens just a crack

A breeze to stir the dust around

The stranger’s gone and won’t be back

My feet are firmly on the ground

He came and stole my breath away

The wind was taken from the sail

I never thought I’d see the day

That I’d be fresh and he’d be stale

My strength is not in arm and fist

But I’m a man of soul and mind

And finally I said desist

No longer need that love unkind

The dust will settle soon and then

The normal will return again