Tears gather on my cheeks
mimicking the stars diamond
quilting the sky.
I slip into the wonder
of the Milky Way
and let my grief
soar among wishes.
Midnight is the deepest heartache,
but it also whispers tomorrow’s
light is a bird wing on the horizon.
Your journey to heaven is coming
faster than I can breathe.
Too soon goodbye will press against my lips,
yet I know you will be among the stars
that nurture me, a light waiting for
my voice to speak joy again.
©Susie Clevenger 2019