The second letter
There isn't an hour of my life without you in it. I mend the boats, test them and all the while the memories come in like the tide. I was thinking today of when we were young and you left our world for a bigger world. I was a lot more scared than I would admit. I fought my fear by telling myself you'd come back someday and trying to think of the first thing I'd say when I saw you again. I must have tried out 100 possibilities. What did I finally say? Not much. My mouth wouldn't work except to kiss you. And when you said , "I'm here to stay", that said it all. Well, I'm doing it aga in. I keep imaging what I'd say to you if somehow you came back.