I wish I could have talked to you again…
but I’d lost track of you over the years.
I was afraid to search the internet…
fearing all I would find was an obituary.
So I lost the chance to say how much
you taught me about love and life.
How the sound of your laugh
still comes back to me in dreams.
I should have been braver…
now I can only feel the loss.
And whisper only goodbye.