Mike Errico, “Ever Since”

I dreamt you, I drew you
Long before I thought that I might never find you
I chased you, I traced you
And held your picture up into the light

All the weight of nights and days too long to list
All the parties I’ve been to
You were missed

I’ve waited ever since

I met you, tried to forget you
Even though I felt somehow someone had sent you here
To me, and as if you knew me
We picked up where we left off in another life

At times I’ve tried to settle out for so much less than this
Saved only by the hope in every eyelash wish

I’ve waited ever since