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At Bedtime During Deployment

by Lisa Stice

I miss him, she says
and I say, so do I
we will see him again
I love him, she says

and I say, so do I
distance feels further
I love him, she says
further in quiet moments

distance feels further
memory like a mirage
further in quiet moments
how time seems to stop

memory like a mirage
I love him, she says
how time seems to stop
I miss him, she says