I look up and see you and your blue shirt your white shorts, walking towards me in the baggage claim. I had just picked up my army bag standing there in uniform. I turned and started sprinting toward you. I dropped my bag just before I got to you and I jumped into your arms. I was home and you were kissing me and holding me and it was like the whole world didn’t exist. Just you and me. I can still see your face light up and that giant grin spread across your face, all the way up to crinkle your eyes. You were so handsome. I was always so proud to point at you and say “he’s mine”.
That was one week before I never saw that smile again. Before I’d never hear your voice, or your laugh, or feel your heart beat as I drifted off to sleep. The comforting smell of your skin and the quiet breath from your lips, singing me a lullaby I’d spend the rest of my life chasing to hear just one note of..
Donald James Vickers I miss you more than anything. And I love you forever.