To Use a Word Like…

It took Rachmaninoff today to understand
It took a gentle tear or two in recollection
It took a pause to see your image
It took the winds to watch what has past, pass
It took guts to use a word like always
Even uttered to myself
It took the ride on care
It took the knowledge of age
It took one half of a century
And I am here
Using a word like always
This time knowing
This time ready
This time
To use a word…
It took some truth
To use a word…
yeah, it took some carnal indulgence
To use a word
Like love

K. Roberti