In my favorite photos, you’re always smiling
and in the dreams I wake to remember,
you’re quick to hold my hand,
but then, somewhere in the liminal space,
I feel the pillow and you letting me go…
I never used to forget so many things.
Many numerous things.
So very many numerous things
before I even realized
what was being lost.
The only place
where I can think
about the things
is under warm water.
Celestial and eternal things.