I Wish

I wish you were still here
I wish I could have known
you for the past twelve years
I wish I had the pleasure of a
kiss on the cheek with soft lips
I wish I could still see the sun shine
off your bright face and
glint in your lovely blue eyes
I wish I could hear your passionate laugh
like when you would see
your daughter’s face
I wish there was something I could do
to bring you back
I wish I would remember that you
left on your own terms
and that no one can ever take
that away from you

— GB