For Matthew – Five Years Have Gone

 It crept with fluid transparency
Through the geography of my mind
A thought, single, piercing
Shaft of light flung against
Cumulus shadows
Five years have gone
Since he passed
I’ve lived within the shadows
Yet still I love him
That’s what fathers do
I could not keep him safe
My grief, my guilt
Entwined with love
His journey,
His to walk
Though he fell
He fell into love
And falling, his love
Washed over me
His love, fell into me
That single thought?
That shaft of light?
My tears, are they of grief?
Perhaps they are the backwash

Of his love

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