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Crystal Lee. Blog

Missing From Me

I’ll think of her when the sparrows whistle at 4:00

When the traffic echoes the relentlessness of living

And the gardener collects the tree’s lost dreams

I’ll think of her when the kettle whines, about to overflow

And as we take our shoes off at the front door

I’ll think of her when my gown holds my neck

Her body dainty enough to fit under its lee

Cradled to me, our breaths in sync

I’ll think of her as our bedroom clock ticks through another night

Its hands a persistent reminder of the life ahead missing her 

I’ll think of her when the orchids bloom 

And the petals fall month after month

When the dawn comes and the dusk leaves

I’ll think of her when summer turns to autumn

And we grow through another year

When my sleep breaks and my half-slumber searches for her 

And when the sage walls reflect the midnight moon

I’ll think of her when the shadows threaten

When the others hesitate at her name

And the chill of grieving motherhood creeps into my core

I’ll think of her when weak and seeking strength

Her love making me braver with each passing day

I’ll think of her in the curve of her father’s elbow 

As he rests his head to sleep

In the song of his heartbeat

And in the shape his lips take when content

I’ll think of her when I look in the mirror

In the colour of my hair and the nook of my ears

I’ll think of her when my eyes shimmer after a long night

And the raven pools peek through 

Surprised every time

That when I look at my reflection, I also see her.

– For Aleiyah Lee

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