Forever mine

I miss you

I’ve been missing you

I had hope you’d come back

That the anger would thaw

That we’d get to hug

And I’d hear you say “hey”

In the way that you did

Even when deep in pain

And we’d started to walk

Quietly back

Toward each other

Though gently

So you wouldn’t fall back

I told you I loved you

So I know you knew

I’m sorry you hurt

And that I couldn’t help

Like a long run in the sun

Strong through the heart of it

Then I sputtered out

I’m sorry

I miss you

My hope is gone

Thank you for 30 years of love. Miss you forever, my dear sweet friend.