The soft melody of night comforts me,
delights me in the promise of tomorrow
and a new beginning.
The cold, chills beneath my flesh
worries my heart with the emptiness
that not having him by my side may bring.
Another gift I so callously brushed aside,
waiting for heartache to besiege me,
not allowing him a fair fight.
My apology, I pray, tethers to his soul,
breathes forgiveness into his lungs,
and offers me another day.
© LR 2012