I saw you in my dreams last night

You looked just as I remembered you.

Our eyes met –

And with the same leap of my heart as always,

I welcomed you into my arms.

You tried to pull away and said you couldn’t stay –

You had only come to tell me “to be ok”.

I tightened my embrace and begged you not to leave,

If only for a little while.

You nodded, and stayed locked in my embrace,

Supporting me as I cried.

With a final brush of your lips and a bittersweet smile,

You were gone.

And I was again left alone

But for the memory of a dream.

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