The Heartache of Remembering (For Matthew)

Close of the
eyes
his face
appears.
Close of the
eyes
his voice
they hear.
Close of the
eyes
his touch
short of sheer.

Although they had
lost him
they would always
have him
in their memories
and that itself
was worth the
heartache
of remembering.

It hurt to
remember
almost as much
as it did knowing
that everything they
had was all they would
ever have of him.
Nothing new
nothing fresh.

The best
they could do was
relive
what they
remembered
and
hope
they never
forgot.

A mother’s son
closed eyes
safe in her arms.
Their big brother
closed eyes
together in the yard.
His best friend
closed eyes
playing fetch.
Her lover
closed eyes
lips catch.

The Heartache of Remembering (For Matthew)

writer-salvin

Rensselaer, United States

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