PHANTOM STEPS

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Phantom steps…  steps…  steps…

Walk around his bed at night

He smiles, half asleep, knowing

He was loved and taken care of

Time warps itself around him

Carries him too often from here

And he longs for those moments

Between sleep and wake

Where he can feel her presence

Pretend for just a few more…

He is making her laugh

He is wiping her tears

He is holding her hand

That he can just reach out…

Touch her face

Kiss her lips

Feel her skin

Or just…

Lie and listen to her soft snore

Watch her as she dreams

Or feel her heart beat

Phantom steps…  steps… steps…

Remind him she’s gone

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