I love you Dad. I miss you (poem)

I love you dad. I miss you.

I hear you in the wind

Flowing in the river

See you falling in the snow

You're with me wherever I go.

I see you in my brother

I see you with my mother

In the eyes of my children

And standing behind my nieces.

I know you hug my sister

In those nights when she cries

And put your hand on our shoulders

In the moment we feel we can't try.

I love you dad. I miss you.

But you're here now with me

Though your body is ash

And in the wind you sigh.

~Teresa Garcia, Dec 1, 2016

copyright Dec 1, 2016 Teresa Garcia

In Memory of Benjamin Gordan Garcia, father.

Permission is granted to circulate this poem as long as attribution remains intact.