MayPoWriMo 27

Tonight I choose to remember the me 
who almost thirty years ago stayed up
all night as the weather turned to summer
writing songs ten at a time on loose leaf
paper the tunes only known to my mind
at the time if I saw them now I’m sure
I could sing them sometimes even the words
come back to my senses as I’m loading
the dishwasher thinking of what I will
write this night before I fall sound asleep
those songs still exist somewhere on paper
waiting in their way singing to be sung
the pencil faded but still legible
places I left myself incredible

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher