I miss feeling safe whenever I was near you,
I miss your positivity after everything you had been through.
I miss your cooking and baking, your home always smelled good,
I miss how without exception you offered guests food.
I miss watching tv, you nodded off fast,
I miss how you lived in the present, not past.
I miss the birthdays, the Christmases and New Year’s Eve,
I miss going to the beach, we never wanted to leave.
I miss the magical forest that no one else knows,
I miss making “radio shows” and trying on your clothes.
I miss our trips abroad, eating out in the sun,
I miss your silly giggles when we had too much fun.
I miss your hugs and advice when I needed it most,
I miss sightseeing with you around Amalfi Coast.
I miss your letters, hellos and goodbyes at airports,
I miss seeing you and my son outside playing sports.
I miss train rides to countryside where apple trees bloom,
I miss your effortless style, the scent of your perfume.
I miss you already as you’re slipping away,
I miss you so much that I wish you could stay.