The Ones We Love

The ones we love
we leave behind
by not giving enough,
by not showing enough
to their fading light,
the red glow,
our hope
of something else and more,
when there is nothing else and more.

We are what we were given,
only that.
We are the ones we love
that we leave behind.
We are nothing
without them.

© Mark Sheeky. Permission is required for reproduction.