The last note of the song I sing you will be love.
Never mind the other notes, the high and sharp ones, the instruments tuning their swelling chaos, the flat tones lost in the rush to be complete, finished. Never mind the dropped sheets of well crafted verses of all the ways I wished it would have ended.
I know you won’t be coming in on the chorus, to sing a soul filled harmony on the bridge we left our locks on. I know this, and yet…
It doesn’t seem to matter now that the strings missed their cue, and the horns stood silent when the point was made, leaving the stage frighted lyrics alone in that echoing hall. It matters what is still there, singing.
You won’t ever hear this song.
And still—I hope in all the thrumming of the universal orchestra there will be this one last low note, achingly sweet and longer than most, and one day, maybe faraway and distant, you turn your head a certain way and listen.
Maybe then, in that far off then, you will know, the last, most important note of the song I have sung for you was love. And maybe then you will know it was for you.