You Are My Symphony
I hear you loud and clear
not obtrusive or ear-deafening
not at all like a three -man band
just small notes
when you walked into my life
I didn’t know music could be made so easily
like every laugh, sound and noise
was part of an echo.
like you made sure
that every note could only be heard
audience for one.
the chimes came in first
and how you make the room listen to you
as if you were the concert master
and your baton was the way
for the air waves to direct music
to only my ears
then came the woodwinds
the swiftness and easy-going attitude from a relationship
then came the brass
every factor that comes with new beginnings,
and the early stages of
“look at me, love me!”
every note is different
and by what you play
and how you play it,
brings me that much closer to you
then come the strings
like a piano,
you create soothing melodies that I fall into peace
at first note
like the cello,
you show me man-made strength
that requires all of you
at all times
you don’t show me hollowness or emptiness
your music keeps playing-
in the crevices of my heart I didn’t know existed
in the most profound hallways to my soul
that I have never let anyone else walk through
last come the percussion,
I love you.
I LOVE YOU.
with that much intensity
with that much passion
I don’t know how you manage to play them all
I didn’t even know you could.
not that I underestimated your talents
but when you show me
how your love is just for me
I found myself without words.
I didn’t have a ticket to enter
I didn’t even have a reserved seat
yet you gave me the entire room
to hear you play
I managed to book a concierto that bears my love
in its entirety
I only came in to hear the first note
and I was given the whole symphony.
Adriana Estrada is a writer (poet) who uses her craft and poetry to create recollections of poetry that illustrate experiences. She is currently enrolled as a second-year graduate student at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota under their MFA Low-Residency Creative Writing program. She is from Texas.
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