“Summer showing her petticoat”
that’s how you described
your birthday month
beloved season of drifting sails
beach wanderings and stormy skies.
How I miss our sharing
the hues of a summer garden
and the fragrance of long nights
along sleepy coastal towns
with the breath of shells.
I find it hard to believe
that you are no longer
a phone call or a letter away
but floating somewhere in the ether.
I wonder… because we made a pact
to stay connected
and to start a new dialogue
despite this radical change of life –
is this you sending me so many hearts?
In the sand shaped by waves,
amongst stones piled high,
on the bathroom floor in a piece of tissue,
leaves that fall to the ground –
all the while I am thinking of you?
I am grateful
for these sweet reminders
of a love still living in my heart
so strong and true.
for Robin ~ Happy Birthday Month
ag ~ almost July 2013