That was the dream.
Your eyes. Nothing in the world pierces through this armor of mine.
Your smile. Stopped time. Sunlight to my sleepless nights.
One heartbeat. Subtly signaling to the Universe our victory.
One. Two. Three. Counting lifetimes side by side.
That was the dream.
A vow to fight keeps my sanity.
Welcoming a child to this family, broken wings, ghost kisses, a void in me I stopped chasing to the dark reality.
Broken dreams.
The truth sings through my veins.
Our child sees me. Our child feels the power of you and me. Our child believes.
Proof is in their choice to join me. Join this family despite broken dreams.

-M.M.H. 10/10/18