I stand before you,

Grizzled as the bear,

Naked as the child,

Seeking revelation in sound,

Innocence in silence,

Guidance in my pain,

Friendship in my joy;

Denying nothing in

The me of me, the you of you;


Embracing childhood torments,

Ecstatic adolescent dreams,

Adulthood ravings,

Backdoor sleaze,

Maharishi roses,

Divine Revelation,

And kisses from

The heart of you,

The art of you,

The lips of you,

The searching soul and

Searing inner eyes of you.


When all my madness

Fires and rages,

Drive me to the sea

Or lock me in the vaults;

When trembling strangles courage,

Don't turn and run and hide —

Seek the me inside

Who's seeking you,

Whisper-talk the me of you,

Whisper-sing the you of me;



Take my hand,

Stand beside me,

Celebrate with me

The lurchings,

Awkward stumblings,

All the faults and

Silly flaws and triumphs

Spinning in the blood

I love you with,

The touch I reach you with,

The heart's desire

It takes to stand before you,

Grizzled as the bear,

Naked as the child,

Denying nothing in

The me of me, the you of you,

The melody of we

As two,

Now One,

In Music's golden light forever.

GRIZZLED AS THE BEAR