The best one I ever had
My cuddle bug
You’d walk into my room just to give me a kiss
No words said
You never needed them
and neither did I;
Oh, those small gifts of love you always gave!
I would try to reciprocate
with baked goods and movie nights
and turning mundane things like flossing at bedtime into a party
Because you were a child then
and though not by years,
so was I
So am I, still.
Maybe you weren’t planned,
But you were everything we ever needed in our racuous crazy family
A breath of silence and understanding
That hug that lingers just enough to let us know that we’re all going to be alright.
Yes, you read our hearts and mind
and now no doctors can read yours
But baby brother, I can’t stand to lose you
without losing myself.
So place your arms aroud life’s neck like you did with ours
And hold on until everything is alright again
Because it will be
As long as your arms are wrapped around it, hanging tight.