I write this to let you know
how very much your presence is missed,
I know you were distracted when you were here
and your visit cut short due to pressing fronts
from the North, the time came when you had to leave.
it doesn’t make it that much easier.
the night grows dark so quickly when you are not here,
I miss your warmth,
the way you gave us a smile and laughter
long past bedtime.
you were the life of each party when you showed up,
I understand how you can be quite busy and for this I forgive.
please say you’ll return soon,
I miss my shorts and tee’s,
the dogs miss long evenings outside playing in the pond,
without you the hummingbirds seem to have disappeared,
maybe they went with you? Yes, that must be it.
anyway, I just wanted to let you know
just how much you are loved and missed.
like I said, come back soon, stay awhile and no offense,
but we grew weary of your pal the rain so he can keep his grey ass at home this time,
if you don’t mind.
also enclosing the key so you can let yourself in just in case I am not home.