Just Because

There were the times when we laughed
so hard our faces hurt, sitting in the theater
laying out in the sun, there was the phone
call to you in Brazil – “nice vacation”
mosquito bitten, humidity dripping off the walls
while your sweetheart fought off the Revenge
how we use that phrase now, again and again
stories you’d tell of wind surfing rescue missions
cooking and entertainment disasters, dogs that
jump the electric fence, mishaps and mistakes,
“Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow” antics,
walking the snowy evening streets or driving
across the desert heat back to California,
lean the seats back and watch the night rise

So that we find you now in a place that longs
for laughter, cries out for it with all the healing
that it can bring, the sheer silliness of things, hope
springs from the heart in song, remembrances of
simplier times when we would hike the hills
at the end of Reseda, you so little – your hand
in mine, the joy of Sophia as she runs the house
chattering dogs at her heals, how lovely these
moments that carry the days, they fill the nights
with dreams, nostalgic longing and the possibility
that a memory will rise and greet you with
my smile, looking down on you and laugh, laugh
for no reason at all but to say, “just because”,
just because, Francesca, we still can.

-For my lovely sister.

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2 thoughts on “Just Because

  1. I love it, love it!  and Dan took such a beautiful photo of Chesca!

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