TIME AND NOTHING MORE

In any place you mention,
in any house you prefer,
wherever the money flows...
where names don't seem to matter,

Where you buy love from solitude
in shares easy to trade
for Time and nothing more -

Where you may broker and dream,
and kill the stormy night...
In any place you mention,
in any terms you prefer,
There, where you may find:
Time and nothing more.

In any place you mention,
we are all just anyone
living a moment that fades

Into any place we mention,
Into any hope we possess,
Into moments that travel
Into nothing - into stories...

In any place you mention,
Where you buy love from solitude,
There you may broker and dream,
living a moment that fades...

Manuel L. Ponte - St. Louis, Missouri, August 18, 1988