When I close my eyes, I can still hear your deep voice. I remember how you used to laugh, and how it would make me laugh too. Your footsteps I would hear even before you rang the doorbell and the door would be open to let you in. But when I close my eyes, I also remember how you had forgotten all of it.
I wish I could have helped you remember, but I know you couldn’t have even if I had had more time to try. I wish I had had more time to make more memories to remember. But it wasn’t to be… you left for heaven, grandfather, and all I am left with is this saudade.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
21st April, 2018)