Poems forOther Holidays
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
I'm Sorry I Can't Be with You Today
Music: Fugue in C Major.By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
A current in the stream of what you say,Alive within your consciousness of grace.I'm sorry I can't be with you today
To share your happiness and touch the clayThat once it was my fortune to embrace.But I am with you in another way,
An intimate that time cannot betray,With you always, unconstrained by space.I'm sorry I can't be with you today
To watch with you the slanting sunlight play,Casting lovely shadows through the lace.But I am with you in another way,
Waiting for you where the shadows layTheir darkness soft across your gentle face.I'm sorry I can't be with you today.But I am with you in another way.