i feel you in sun warmed skin and cool creek water swirling around my feet

i hear you as the wind moves through the leaves in whispers and murmurings, and in the sound of an acorn falling against a hollow tree

i see you in the butterfly that follows me down the path, dancing against the clouded sky…and in the glory of a sunrise that takes my breath away

i sense your presence in the night, when silence surrounds me, and in the cacophony of the day

you are absent and present in a single moment, in the mystery that is love and grief…