Your words took my breath.
Sucked the air from my being.
The shock, your shock, articulation, clarity
In an instant a thousand hearts flew to you.
A tear dropped.
There are not pages enough
To hold your book of tears.
On a hundred shores of unlit oceans
We wait to hear your stories
Share your slowly returning smiles
And bask in the glow of friendship
‘Til then, my friend, we wait by
Making books for the chapters
Still to be written.
And the time will come when the
tears we see
Will fall as tears of joy.