I see you in my dreams.
It is the only place
I get to see you now,
That happy, smiling face
Not captured behind screens
Or under picture frames,
The only way I get
To hear you say my name.
I’m able to be fooled
Just for a moment… There.
Believing it is real.
I cling to it like air,
But find I’m breathing smoke,
Because I always wake…
To lose you all again,
And choke, and fall, and break.

– s. Clark