I think of you, and love you
day of my life.
I see your twinkling eyes
and that beautiful, crooked smile.
I remember the richness of your voice
and am comforted by your words, still;
their depth and their mystery
always prevalent in my heart and soul.
I think on you this day with joy
and drink in all the colors and warmth
of the things you have been
and things you have taught me in life’s journey,
things now entrusted to my inadequacies;
knowing how much I would need these things
when you were gone.
I will love you forever
and keep your spirit fresh in me
We have been two sides of a coin,
peas in a pod,
forged together in fire
and tempered by life.
We are apart now, but never
s e p a r a t e d.
my key will unlock
and I will
Joyce Burns, January 2011