If I could have scripted

This visit home

I would have allowed for days

With you alone

Time would pass as though

Merely memories were the fabric

Like we were looking back 

On who we are

In short sentences

Recalling days and evenings

In blinks, beats, sighs and breaths


No amount of time

Replaces you for me

I would trick the clock

Glue his hands somewhere in a V

Bribe the sun to

Freeze our shadows

As we walk, set, climb and slide

Fix a dozen breakfast meals

Convince myself time was not real 

Give to you all that I am

For as long as you would have me

Joshua Hughes