Daily we would speak

Morning and night

Then silence

Absolute silence

It might be forever

Before I hear

From you again

As I try to piece

Together where

We were in our


Exchanging daily

Activities and plans

Mostly happy

To have someone to


If I stay real quiet

I can still hear you

Playing over and over

Your gentle musings

Your heart felt queries

About me and mine

So long it seems we had

Each other

Now only memories


Regina Regina

Really you just shared

Yourself with others

You helped mold and guide

Students family and friends

With your example and love

My heart cries

To hear you again

But I know, I know

Now I must listen

As I learned from you

For those calling me

Always Always

I love you

Frank 2/20/19