I dreamed of you again last night.
You were a just a boy,
eyes bright with promise,
I hugged your small body to mine,
then held you out with my hands to look at you,
to take in all that I can no longer see
in my waking life.
I told you how much I miss you,
and asked when I could see you again.
You did not answer,
You just smiled at me with that
impish grin I know so well,
and my heart swelled full
with all the love I feel for you,
and the fathomless gratitude,
for the grace that twined our lives together.