That Smile

That particular smile
you displayed in that vacation picture
when you strode atop that monument
having reached such heights with your friends
on such a day
as such an accomplishment
while I
awaited receipt of the image
along with the other gifts you’d eventually send…
it is a joyous smile.
You seem at peace
and complete
in a way I don’t recall ever seeing before.

I wish I had seen it before.
I wish I had provided it.
I wish I were in the fucking state when it occurred
and I wish
we hadn’t agreed
on separate vacations.

When you come back
if you come back
we are clearly due a talk.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s