i remembered you yesterday
the boy with a smile he couldn’t
hide– the childish innocence
running through the lines of your face.
like uncovering an old box of
records, full of songs you’d
forgotten existed– but to which
you know all the words.
i remembered falling softly with
you– into arms that seemed they’d
never fail– cushioned by hopes and
dreams as only children can imagine.
i remembered the me who fell with
you through doubt and uncertainty–
the travails of growing up, stepping out,
moving away– walking forward.
i remembered our love that sustained
me through those gentle years of youth–
so quickly eroded and worn away–
just as flowers die and rainbows fade.
but i remember them. i know that they
existed– were not in vain, helped
bring us to this place we now occupy–
wholly separate, but always connected
by these two beautiful beings we created.
his overflowing heart directly
from his father– her flair for the
dramatic, a daily reminder, that
there once was a pure and innocent
love that existed between us– packed
away now– but no longer forgotten.