I hadn’t seen him in years
but I knew he’d be there,
his band was opening at a pub
for the local county fair.
I had moved away
and the distance hurt too much,
so we just went our separate ways
and through the years lost touch.
I was just home for the weekend
when I heard his band was playing a new song,
his voice was always my favorite
made me feel right where I belong.
I arrived at the set
just as his band began to play,
so I just slid into the back
as I felt my body sway.
This was the music
of my old high school soundtrack,
as soon as I heard his voice
I immediately went back.
So many years had past
but I felt like I was right back there,
to my seventeen-year-old self
keeping him in my stare.
Through the break in the light
his eyes caught a glimpse of mine,
and at that moment I felt
as if our two souls aligned.
He stopped playing the guitar
and he came over off the stage,
it was like a new chapter being written
with the same old intro page.
We stood and stared
about a foot or two apart,
until the audience began cheering
and I felt the beat of my heart.
He came closer
and brushed the hair from my eye,
cradled my neck in his hand
as he gave me back those butterflies.
He tried to find words
but nothing came out
we both smiled because we knew
what it was all about.
He lifted me up
in a full tight embrace,
spun me around in a hug
this was my old favorite place.
I had not seen him
for more than a decade,
I had left this place
but my heart had truly stayed.
How you feel in a moment
triumphs any other thing,
trust in your truth
and feel the happiness it brings.