Skin tingles in response to that sound
as melody and rhythm coalesce
kidnapping me along for the ride,
reaching up towards completeness.
Five minutes of serenity, of ecstasy,
when thought and music are one;
a vacation for the mundane,
a shield from reality
a glimpse of a parallel world
of joyful synchronicity
which then fades into a vast silence
that will never be filled so, never again,
leaving just a sharp residual light
and a desperate heart, hungry for more.