It took a while, but I realized
You’ll never be gone. Not one ounce
Of your spirit, or joy, or love
Has vanished from my life. Not one
Of your presence
Has left my side.
I know who you were, and who you made me, and how you kept the loneliness at bay for so many
It’s accepting now
That I can never truly lose you
That will let the healing begin.
Someday I’ll see you again