I never thought about it,
about the day you wouldn’t be in my life anymore.
It felt like an existence that was light years away.
But reality blindsided me,
and took you,
without even giving me chance to say goodbye.
For so long, my picture was blank.
All the colors of my puzzle,
the hues that were once filled in by you,
were nothing but monochromatic shades.
My world was black and white.
But slowly, your color is returning.
My paint-by-numbers world
is gradually being saturated by your ethereal touch.
I can see your favorite blue in the sky,
and I can feel the warmth of your oranges and reds in the setting sun.
Your celestial brush animates my canvas.
The green you paint in my forest nurtures me,
the brown of the earth grounds me,
and the lines in your picture guide me.
Before you were gone,
my picture looked so different.
And now I embrace every line, every color,
looking for a little piece of you to hold close.