I hope this letter finds you well,
If you can be well – or not, where you now are.
And where is that? I wish you could say.
Or tell me anything really.
If I could see you once more,
I’d hug you tight and full of love,
Tell you I have a good life,
A husband, friends, a job.
I’d like to wander memory lane with you,
One last time.
Remember your garden,
How you would teach us the names of all the plants?
Before heading inside for lunch
And The Archers on the radio,
Games and books,
Cartoons on the TV.
Quiet, easy days in school holidays,
So many years ago.
I’m all grown-up now,
And you are long gone.
But never forgotten.