Moments Encased In Ice, Must They Quickly Thaw?
Excuse me ma’am,
Do you think you’d mind
And would you be so kind
As to allow me to freeze this moment?
Intertwined with ice
And lost in your eyes
Is where I want to be.
But this clock on my wrist,
It defies me of my wishes;
It threatens to let this slip away from me.
How is it that the moments
We most greatly long for
Become the moments
That we most greatly miss
Much faster than we would like them to?
Why must fate take these hopes
And smash them into so many shards
Upon this winding sidewalk?
I climb to this orbit
And attempt to hold back the planets,
These wanderers that point to my departure.
They follow me throughout the day,
Refusing to move when I am without you.
Yet, when we are together
They seem to awaken,
Seeming to spin with a renewed fervor
And to enjoy the game they play.
Do they know that I hate them
For what they have done to me?
Do they know that they have robbed me
Of the very thing I need to breathe?
They have stolen the oxygen from my lungs
And the beat from my heart.
They have stolen my moments with you.
Oh how I wish
That moments like these
Could be encased in ice.
Then me and you
Could be together,
Locked in each other’s arms
And I could be lost in your eyes.
But here comes the sun,
Time is my enemy,
And you say that you must be leaving.
So quickly the moment thaws
And I’m left with nothing in my arms
But the promise to see you soon.
That promise alone
Will fuel my veins
And keep me breathing
So, until then, my darling,
Know that I am waiting
And always will be.