I did see you last night,
first time I
… and I always wondered if we would,
when the time arose,
to have an opportunity to say hello.
It has been so many years,
to suddenly see you there,
leaning a shoulder into dad,
wise and beautiful,
I stopped everything in my way,
found a clear path to kneel nearby,
I became excited to bring you to my party,
wanted to hold your arm, steady you …
I turned around to survey the room,
and when I returned,
I realized the dream though brief so kind.