A Note For Grandmother
Come back, even as a shadow, even as a dream.
by Petra Soliman
Talk to me once more, about life and death.
Let me hear your voice one last time,
Ease my endless regrets of so many mistakes.
Opportunities I never seized from my fears.
Being next to you and having your arms around me,
Though you were always in pain,
You took away my pain and darkness.
Did you hear me when you left us,
The screams from my lungs,
Did you see me that afternoon,
The warm salty tears flowing,
I thought I knew heartache,
But you proved me wrong when you left us,
My heart truly broke.
There are times I lay awake,
Only to imagine you,
With me in moments where I am happy,
As I move on in life,
You are always on my mind, and in my heart.
I love you,
I miss you,
I wait for you.