Poetry Porch: Poetry


Background Music
by Michael Blumenthal

If you are lucky in love,
someone will become the background music
to your own life. She will be there
with you, in the same room,
heard but not actually listened to,
felt like a warm hat in winter,
and the noises she makes
will be like a birdís breath
hovering above you;
she will be there and not there
at the same time, just as if
you were sitting there all alone,
as if the music were playing
in another room and you
were dancing only with the walls.

Copyright © 2010 by Michael Blumenthal.