is nothing at all.
have only slipped away into the next room.
we were to each other, we still are.
me by my old familiar name.
to me in the same easy way you always have.
as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed.
smile, think of me, pray for me.
means all that it ever meant.
is the same as it always was.
is absolute continuity.
should I be out of your mind
I am out of your sight?
am but waiting for you, for an interval,
around the corner.
has been lost.
brief moment and all will be as it was before - only better.
will be one,
found this poem in my Mom's wallet next to a picture of my Dad.
carried it since he died.)