DEAR FRIENDS

 

She comes in the dark

Always at night

I never hear her coming

She is just there

Suddenly

Sitting

Without speaking

Her presence

Warm and known

Of course

We knew each other before

Before all this

Before everything

Dear friends

Then and now

How we remembered

I will never know

I sit up and take her hand

And receive

Her smile

It is always

With a touch of sadness

Despite a feeling of being content

And whole

In the dark

Great silence

Sometime in the night

She leaves

Suddenly

Without speaking

I never hear her go

I awake

And she is gone

I sit up in the dark

Still knowing

Her presence

Her scent

Then and now

I turn the pillow

Rest my head on the cool cotton

And smile

With a touch of sadness

Despite a feeling of being content

And whole

In the great silence

Of course

We will know each other

After

After all this

Dear friends

Two souls

Always

Hand in hand

In step

In time