I have a tattered copy of a photograph
I keep folded in a pocket of my jeans.
Here she still loves me, she smiles back at me.
I close my eyes and hear the sweet sound of her laugh.
As I recall these memories a tear slowly rolls down my cheek.
All I once had was gone in a blink and I had nothing to leave.
That’s when lost and unloved pets began finding me.
Finding loving homes for them gave me purpose, and became my legacy.
I look at the back of her picture, “My Sunshine”, it says;
The name of a song we sang a lifetime ago that I chose for her nick name.
Now all she asks of me is that I stay away from her new family.
Blinded by the light I’m left to live alone in the dark.
Day blends into night, and time’s lost all meaning.
I’ve cried every day since we’ve been apart,
because I know it’s not how we were meant to be living.
At night as exaustion sneaks up on me
My mind wanders back in time
Back to when she still loved me before my world fell at my feet.
I think of all we’ve lost at night and I cry myself to sleep.