February 14, 2004

February 14, 2004 04:39 AM

the rain has been light but consistent. there is a sense of urgency . it makes everything transparent and of a moist promise. i interrupt a memory and remind it that i have to let go now so that the melody can develop. the music in my dreams wakes me up. it is so loud. i ask myself about the possibilities and the time available. when the time comes and death approaches, will i have recorded all the music i hear in my head? i am enveloped in the wet night and the sound of rain. life holds out its hand to me and i go to sleep caressing the keyboard. there are long-stemmed strawberries in the refrigerator for this morning. it is not yet dawn.