Do you remember that final night?
The room was dim yet the flames were bright.
Heart wide open, nerves coiled tight,
My voice shook with the firelight
That moved in waves with easy grace,
A silent song across your face.
The light transformed our secret place -
A sunset on our last embrace.
We said goodbye even as we yearned
For another day, for another word.
Even now, I grieve - even now, I burn.
How could I know you'd not return?
Our place is clothed in settled dust.
The cruel world has been unjust.
In dreams I live, in faith I trust,
And I'll remember for both of us.
Copyright © Heather Ober