One dream, one wish, an eternity of shooting stars, plucked from the sky.
What I wouldn’t give to see your smile again, to hold you in my arms.
To smell the scent, the scent of you, that only you had.
The years of memories, laughter, early mornings, late nights, spilled milk, dirty dishes in the sink, clothes strewn on your floor.
The silly arguments about coming home too late, not answering my texts, or forgetting to call me for weeks at a time.
The pride when you found your niche, a degree you loved, a tiny cupboard of a room to live in, friends that ‘got’ you.
What I wouldn’t give, for one single second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year with you.
Forever tattooed in my heart, engraved on my soul.
I love you to the beyond and back.
And back again.
Jane hails from the distant shores of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. She has lived there all her life and has raised three young Adults. After 7 years as a Loans Officer and 6 years as a Rates Officer Jane found herself at university, studying to be a Primary School Teacher. Now in her sixteenth year of teaching, she has taken on the challenge of being the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Teacher for early childhood at her school. Jane has been a part of a poetry writing group for over four years and a short story writing group for over three years. Her passion for writing began in high school, and she continues to write because it is a deep intrinsic part of who she is. She has been published in four Anthologies, on a few writing platforms and one day she hopes to have her own collection of poems and a novella published.