I hear a dream singing in my heart, a poem for Nicki Aycox by Tracy Diane Miller

It begins as the faintest of echoes
That a soul will strain to hear
I hear a dream singing in my heart
The sound it brings so near

Why am I afraid
To listen to the melody with all my heart
For a dream that begins hesitantly
Will flourish like a work of art

All of us have dreams
That begin as child’s play
But then to grow as cynical adults
We may wash our dreams away

Yet the sound of a dream will linger
An echo captured in the night
The sweetest tune of a dream
I’ll hear singing at dawn’s first light