Where have you gone? Where are you now?
Can memories, dissolve in Time’s ocean,
like foam on waves rolling out to sea?
There is nowhere to even look for you…
as I am not sure who you were,
or even why I never knew.
Everything was your choice and yet,
I thought, because of who I was to you,
I could choose too.
The truth would have set us free,
or end us like a ship wreck on the rocks.
You were so afraid to take that chance,
but love is always stronger than our doubts;
against the lies and half truths,
love is what would always win out.
Because we loved so uncommonly,
or long term plans;
all we ever pictured… we could do…
our gift was creating lasting beauty together
you and me..me and you…you and me
and thrill all those who came to see.
I wonder if you ever thought,
how sad I might be
if I ever lost you,
before I ever got to really know you?
If you were ever swept up in God’s shuffle,
without once reaching out, to let me glimpse
that unimaginable housing,
where your soul surely did reside.
I would have sheltered you from yourself
your fears and your reasons to hide.
I would have said,
“Nothing you could say would make me leave”
I promise you, I would have steadfastly stayed
by your side, every year, every day
If you just would not have been afraid
to let me see and to let me really know
who you truly were… behind the scenes.
March 2, 2022