you were with me, but somewhere else
you listened intently but soon forgot
you told me your story
it helped you remember who you were
talk of the Navy brought up young adult angst
this memory embedded needed release
opportunities given saved your life, in turn it brought forth mine
you smiled and the hard times faded
your eyes twinkled, you gave me a wink
you are still you
My dad died a few months ago.
I miss the strength and wisdom he gave our family.
Here’s to remembering.