Hearts break so that we may feel more deeply
As lasting love webs over the broken places
With threads of gold.
Thus the imprint of your smile glows in my heart like lantern light,
Softening the cracks and brightening the dark corners.
I will warm myself with your memory
On clouded days that chill my bones.
I will feel you soothing me
As I hold you close.
And you will live again
As I breathe for both of us.
Published in Poems