of sunshiny days

are fleeting


They pass

in a blur of ecstatic haste

and they leave behind

the bitter taste of longing


The touch

once remembered

so familiar

has lost its’ anchor -

its’ tether nebulous


Letting go

merely two words




but the task?




I search for you

in the nooks and crannies

of what remains


to find you

to hold you near to me

once again


Hoping - always

that you knew know


feel felt


my love

because it is was always





as the hurt I feel

the ache inside me

the pain that I bury

the memories I revisit

the regrets I bury


I miss the moments

I missed


I see the time

for the sand that it is was

always has been


And I know where wisdom lives


buried in the tears

of the sorrowful

in the remorse

of the guilty


in the love

of mom and dad


My soul is become

at once

pensive and restless

teetering on the precipice

of the nether


sniffing the ether for clues

searching for a place


between here and gone


between heaven and earth


I see you

in the eyes of my children

in the songs we sang


and I try to rejoice

for the lessons I’ve learned


the hope


that the me that I am

is the proud that you were


But it’s always 

in the still of the night

when the moon glows brightly

through the blinds


that I long to hear your voice

to listen to the advice

I ignored


to cherish

everything I took for granted


I breath deeply

I close my eyes

and there is your smile


and I remember

the happiest days I’ve known


because you were there

This poem is about: 
My family


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