when your name leaves my lips,
in a season when wool socks and gloves won’t ever be a bad idea,
you are the peace i seek in a world of the fast and furious.
when i whisper your name,
i can see you in my breath, and you evaporate into the night sky.
i wake somedays, and on some nights, fall asleep with you on my heart, mind, and soul.
knowing that i am more than your friend,
i carry your love with me.
i am more than your lover, more than your sister, more than your mother, more than your daughter, more than your niece, more than your grandmother.
i am more than a dream and love to whisper your name.