I thought of you today but you are not here,
How can you know that you are no longer here?
Do you know?
Can you possibly know that you are already missed?
Did you ever wonder in your heart whether certain people would know you are even gone?
How can you know – or feel awareness of- the deep-rooted shock experienced by all?
How can you?
You are no longer here
I can’t say ‘hello’, ‘how is your day going’, or ‘good-bye, see you later’
There is no later… only good-bye
I can’t enjoy the friendliness in your eyes or the sound of your voice
There was a comfort of knowing that you were simply… in the world
How would you ever know that?
I never told you
Never did I say “I admire you” – just because
Never did I say “It was good to know you”
Too late… too late
I can not tell you now
Still, I can’t help but ask
How can you know…
How much you were loved?
Did you know?
©2010 Kim Rosemon-Woods- all rights reserved
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