I will not sleep tonight
Instead I keep a vigil
Waiting for him to come home
Waiting to tear up the missing persons report
My son has gone missing
Taking only his wetsuit, his backpack
No phone, no ID, no food, no cash
I filed the police report
Then I folded his laundry
Watched ‘Community’ without him
I waited for him to come home
And so I wait still
My heart is here
It lays in pieces in all those places where he should be
We can fold the laundry together.
We will laugh at Troy & Abed
We can promise to never go missing
We will put the pieces back together
I miss you.
I love you.
Tonight I keep a mother’s vigil
Light a candle for us
Send him home if you see him
And tell him you love him too.