My heart summoned you
at an early age not yet knowing love.
Sensual whispers, warm rains
shower my body and soul with your being.
When you spoke, I could not speak
for words escaped me.
strumming blood tears on your bouzouki
year after year lost in Rebetiko.
Yet life your muse, music your passion.
I could only listen;
rhythms burning my very core.
Your melancholy eyes hypnotized my essence
a captive trance, nirvana.
years later realized.
Now a woman
we shared love, requited passion, unrestrained.
Boundless infinity together a moment in time.
Soon thereafter you were gone.
Suddenly your last breath stolen away, gone too soon.
I now see those melancholy eyes
within the wind, amongst the trees, along the shore,
within my soul;
I love you still,