how songs are born

"how songs are born" - 11/2/14

sometimes you meet an equally strange
kindred spirit someone you may have known
in another life long ago or maybe only seconds prior
depending on your interpretation of time
the meeting itself is a kind of misguided magic
what are the chances of changing mundane's mind
especially on a weekend when life's symbolism's
in a stupor searching for something graspable, concrete
still in the wink of cynicism's eye you may be swept
up into spiral staircase-like questions of the holiest
most irrational kind and only then, ill-fated,
is it time - since you asked - to sit down
shattered by the looming sound of "no"
and imagine what "yes" would taste, look, feel like
for the sake of simple sanity yes, this echo

of "what" ping-ponging "if" is how songs are born.