If You Were Here

Morning brings fresh longing and desire,

The memory of your smiling face is renewed,

The world awaits, cast now in a shadowy hue.

Although old friends and confidants retain

their loyalties,

No one seems to understand as well as you,

The joys and disappointments of my day.

Time stretches on with no reprieve,

So much to share, so much to say,

If you were here.