First and Late

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First and Late

I see those eyes and heart that loved me first.
Way first. Years first.

I hear that voice that softly spoke the words.
Way first. Years first.

I touch the hands that wouldn’t let me go.
Way first. Years first.

I kiss your eyes and cheeks and waiting smile.
Way late. Years late.

I feel the shame.

 

February 26, 2020