Each night as I crawl into bed
your name escapes my lips
I hope the world has been kind
I hope the light touched your skin and you smiled.
I call your name
knowing you are not here to hear me
almost as if I hope to conjure you to my resting place
As if my words could dance on the wind and you feel me say it.
I call your name and I ask for you to hurry back to me.
To feel the gentleness of you as we lie
side by side.