In the tradition of Throwback Thursday here is a poem from 2005.
Beauty shimmers to the surface
Of the beauty that is your face
Meeting in unexpected places
I know how you feel at a second’s glance
The grace of your understanding
You bring out in me who I wish to be
For your love and repentance
I will remember everything.
Eyes like winter but mouth like rain
Skin like a stretch of perfect sand
Ears that listen and voice that restrains
The thoughts I used to have
Songs that you sung to me
And the things you told me
Never thought I’d seen you still
Voice not sobbing and shaking still
I will remember you.