I know things
lots of things
I’ve forgotten things
many things
it’s because they no longer matter
to you or to me
when they did
I took the time to know
because it mattered to you
(and I love you)
I learned about things and people important to you
… the list is not important
but you, all of you, are.

I hold your secrets
closed in my heart
where you placed them
when I listened to
the words and the gaps in between
as you shared
joys and sorrows

Didn’t we?
Deeply and meaningfully.
That’s what we do for those we love.
Isn’t it?

© Marjorie H Morgan 2015

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