From your hope is how I hear you
Through your unabashed scars is how I feel you
Between each thought I always see you
And it’s in your flowing that I know you
The sacred and magic are born from you
For simple being, the world should thank you
In crowded streets I may have lost you
But with heart-star lantern, I’ll search for you
Although ghosts may sometimes haunt you
It’s because who wouldn’t live beside you?
From your laughter I cannot save you
But in tears I’d never have you
If it’s in the sunlight that I want you
Then it’s in its shadows I am with you
If all our lives I never reach you
Then let these words be how I love you.
Joe Albanese is a writer from New Jersey. His work can be found in publications across the U.S. and in ten other countries. Joe’s novel, Caina (Mockingbird Lane Press), and his novella, Smash and Grab (Books to Go Now), were both published in 2018.