Altars, Side-By-Side

I still remember the call
Waking me from restful slumber
The morning after our anniversary

We’d returned to our honeymoon
Cottage behind the bistro
Where we only remembered joy

Mom told me you’d gone
I could only say okay
And pass the phone on

She told us you’d waited
Held out for one more day
To keep holy our altar of joy

These two altars now sit side-by-side
Impacting how we experience each
Shaping how each impacts us

You would have wanted celebration
Of our marriage and of your life
So we humbly give you both

You live on in those who remember
And your memory is irrevocably tied
To this union you happily blessed

We love you, daddy.
We still miss you everyday.

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