when that brilliant light escapes you
will you see your soul transpire?
when the strings of spacetime overlap
will you visit me for awhile?
can you remember the smell of the air that night?
dead leaves lined the gutter, we stood under the streetlight.
on both our faces, wrote lies of confusion
in both our minds, we knew no illusions
we knew truth then, as we know it now
but can you still smell the scent of autumn anyhow?
2 decades later and i still drown in envy
looking up past the streetlight, you looked down at me.
a nervous smile crossed those unaged lips
a burst of light and that's where my mind slips
we know truth now, as we knew it then
but can you still remember how to make the light bend?
are you in the group of people i meet when i sleep?
when we're brought there again, like a promise to keep.
i look through their lights to make out their faces
but i can never get their glow to stay in their places
and i'm learning truths now, that i didn't know i knew then
but i'm left wonder