I thought of you last night.
One night among all the thousands of nights that have passed since your hand last grasped mine,
As we lay next to each other in the dark.
I thought of your breath
Your arms braced
As you raised yourself above me,
The passion in your eyes
A mere reflection of mine.
Our bodies sweaty and slick
As we moved this way and that,
Our combined breaths raspy and raw.
My dearest, my beloved, my knight, my hero, my lover, my husband...
I thought of you last night,
As I turned my body to face where you would be
In another life time and if life were fair.
I turned to face you
And my eyes lit not upon you
But on a rectangular box covered with pictures of you when you were here,
And a triangle shape of red and white stripes and white stars.
My hand reached out to caress what is left of you in physical form,
Fingers curled around those stripes and stars,
And I remembered your strong body raised over mine...
Passion, Love...so much Love...
And closed my eyes towards fitful sleep again...