Two Years

by Nori Beard

Two years.
I've changed so much in that time.
In those 712 days without your presence...

My Bar Mitzvah...
When I knew you watched in the front row.
My Junior High school graduation
Where I accepted the next phase of life without you.

And all the things I wish I could have done while you were here.
They will haunt me for the rest of my life.
Grandfather ... please forgive my transgressions.
And I only hope you can hear me each night when I pray...