It's been a year without you

It's a year without your smile, your laugh

A year without your voice singing, echoing through the halls

It is a year of silence

 

It has been a year without you

A year without coffee table talks

A year full of wonder and wander

It is a year of freedom

 

It has been a year without you

A year without your love

A year without your affirmation

It is a year of absence

 

It has been a year without you

But it has been a year of finding myself

A year of remembering who I am

A year of finding worth

 

It has been a year without you

But it is a year finding purpose

A year of taking great leaps

A year of starting over

 

It has been a year without you

And I'm okay.

Published by Katherine Gatela