Saturday, June 22, 2019

That Picture of You

That smiling picture of you
is framed with refrigerator magnets
so we can start each day
smiling together.

That beautiful picture of you
used to honor you in farewell
will forever produce instant sighs
of loving remembrance.

I am getting to know you
from across a great distance
through your imprint on everyone
that refuses to recede.

I like to think
you and I
would have been
fast friends.

ps: sorry I missed you

-for Valerie

Ken Owen
Van Niddy Press   June 2019