M. Shayne Bell
As the Days Leave Me
—for Drew

My wish is: as the days leave me,
and the weeks with them,
and the years—
to be
with
him.

The night hours, when they leave me—
when the Moon has set
and the dark
into
blue
sky

fades: in dreams, we are together—
O, do not wake me,
for in dreams
he is
still
here.