Eyes fluttering
As I drift away,
Familiar visions
Of years past
Float in my head,
A freckled face,
A strong nose,
Blonde hair,
Soft to the touch,
Featherlike fluff,
His blue eyes –
Or were they green?
Yes definitely green –
Wait, no, brown,
Maybe blue?
Can’t remember –
The familiar face
Looms over me
Like a phantom,
A fictionalized photo,
A roughly distorted memory,
Days of old, spent dreaming,
Haunted by what I’ve lost,
Haunted by what I don’t have.