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