I couldn't remember what your voice sounded like
it upset me because i thought i was a home for you, a place people go when they die.
i held the ghosts within the slivers of my child heart,
and when i forgot the bellowing tone of your voice,
i knew you had left me
rivers fell from my eyes,
earthquakes quivered on my lips
and i owned every cloud that kept out the sun.
i miss you always.