THERE WAS NO no rush of surprise or delight at seeing you;rather normality stole in quietly and surrounded us.
The months without you simply slipped away -
surely you have always been here?
But as the day wore on I realised
the depth of my missing you -
the way your eyes never judge or condemn,
only listen - reacting to my words
with genuine celebration or grief -
and I breathed you in like
long forgotten air.