I need an anthem
to breathe strength into the night
as it sends adrenaline on track to my heart…
I need a blues song,
but I need a song of blue like a Picasso brushstroke
to mimic the harlequin hiding behind a guitar in the smoke cloud of tomorrow…
I need a rock song
to blind the thunder in my mind
of thoughts crushing my lungs with the weight of the world…
I need a country song
to remind me that dirt roads travel forever
to cornfields with nowhere to laugh…
I need to hear a love song
to remind me
that love does exist somewhere between a dance and a kiss…
I need a sad song
to show me that there are ruins
far worse than my eyes have screamed sorrow…
Mostly, though, I just need a song….
I need the wind to carry a whisper of it to my ears.
Can you sing?
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