©2018 Susan Noyes Anderson
The pair of you lit up our hearts,
shoulder-to-shoulder, full-grown men.
We saw in you the boys you were,
recalled the sweetness that had been.
A parents’ moment, one we shared
with grateful glance and hard-won smile.
Life had its ups and downs, we knew,
but things had been “up” for a while.
I took a snapshot with my eyes,
a memory preserved in time.
It pains me, now, to take it out,
but I am thankful that it’s mine.
For in this life, I shall not view
that once-familiar sight again;
but in my heart, the two of you
still walk together, boys to men.