for Jessica DiGiovanni
and Hilary Bettis
I didn’t know it would be you who made
Me start crying. But when I felt the tears,
I thought: “Of course.” Look at the parts you’ve played
In everything I’ve done over the years.
I’ve seen you grow and watched you find your way
When I lost mine; you’ve been a guiding star
Whose brightness glimmered inside every play
I saw you do. And though I will be far
Away—far far too soon—I will be there
Beside you—just like you will be with me—
In all you do, no matter when or where,
Because you’re in my heart eternally.
Whether your road meets valley, pit, or boulder,
I’ll be there with you, just beyond your shoulder.
Copyright 2017 Matthew J Wells