Remember

Remember the touch
  holding small hands
Singing silly songs
  dancing and twirling
Coming together
  to see the stars
Or to go into the cold
  and play on the moonlit
Night, walking on the
  path in fall with the
Leaves tumbling light
  as air, settling all
Around you and raking
  them up for jumps
And squeals of delight
  as they fall and hide
Remember each little
  chubby kiss, each night
Of sickness and holding
  heads, tiredness aching
Through you, remember
  them all like leaves
Pressed on your heart
  forever and ever
To carry you through
  the dark days of loss