She wore our dad's jacket when she wanted to touch the stars.
She'd stand on her tiptoes and swear to me that it's not that far.
I remember the constellations.
I remember everything.
I remember the cadence of your mouth quivering
It was 40 degrees in Northwest Texas and we were shivering.
I always admired how your smile on Sunday nights
didn't disappear into the morning;
you're beautiful and dignified.
I look up to your compassion,
I don't think I ever told you that.
Maybe when I get home we can argue again about the thermostat.
I'll support you all across the world if you promise to give me a map.
There's thousands of miles out there,
yet we grew up just inches apart.
I'm smiling while I write this,
I hope you're smiling wherever you are,
because you deserve it, because you're worth it.
released December 10, 2015
mitchell mcdonough- all