Let me savor this moment
before your footsteps vanish.
I want so terribly to memorize them
with the knowledge that they are attached
to someone extraordinary.
I do not know what the future holds for you,
nor the next person to claim your affection.
But I know you have touched too many hollow spirits,
filled them to the brim with light,
and given them a place to be human.
They will not turn their back on you
when you are the one who
cries out for sanctuary.