To be back on the river
To be back in the concert hall
Among the trees
Among the lights

I have never needed to run
or to be in a library
this badly in my entire life

And with the time apart
The currents will seem softer
The information more valuable
The rehearsals more sacred

I will remember this
taking nothing for granted ever again

and knowing
that nothing will ever
(or should ever)
be the same ever again.