I cannot remember,
For I was but a babe,
But I do imagine on days such as this
My first kiss and your bravest beauty,
The warmth of your arms,
The winged charms of your tender
Upholding love over duty.
Would that I could return
And take your heart along
To that miracle-moment when you halved your soul,
Stayed your whole world for the one wonder
Of my wincing eyes,
A Sunrise you waited nine months
In me as you tucked me under.
My lungs inhaled your smile.
Your smile exhaled my life.
And though all that is green must in time grow old,
It glows gold in me because of you;
While where I’ve tarnished
You’ve garnished with the same polish
Of grace you gave when I was new.