Paradelle for a Future


You were mine that cool evening
You were mine that cool evening
Is it too much to wish for you back?
Is it too much to wish for you back?
You were too much mine
Is it you to wish for that cool evening back?

My heart was as warm as the fire
My heart was as warm as the fire
My hand, in yours, is not scared
My hand, in yours, is not scared
My warm hand in the fire is scared
As my heart was, not as yours

Now the cold overtakes us both
Now the cold overtakes us both
I see my breath in the air
I see my breath in the air
I see us both in the air now
The cold overtakes my breath

The air now overtakes the cold as my breath is back
My hand was much too scared, in the fire it is warm
I see my heart in yours as you wish for mine
To us both, were you not that cool evening?

(After Billy Collins)

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