poems by Donald James Dolby
Can You?
Can you hear what I can hear?
Can you hear my laughter?
Can you see what I can see?
"No," she said. "Disaster."

Can you feel what I can feel?
Can you feel my heartache?
Can you see what I can see?
"No," she said. "Mistake."

Can you fly as I can fly?
Can you see my wings?
Now can you see what I can see?
"Maybe," she said. "Some things."

Can you think as I can think?
Can you read my mind?
Can you see what I can see?
"I'll try," she said. "I'll try."

Can you dream the dream I dream?
Can you fly with me?
Can you see what I can see?
"I think," she said. "I see."

Can you live where I can live?
Can you find your man?
Now you must see what I can see
“Yes,” she said. “I can.”
Notes :-
September 2001, Argeles, France