Thank you, Jeanie Crenshaw, for a photo which perfectly captures these sentiments.

It’s been three years 
Since we last touched
Yet I still miss her

No one before or since
Was capable or willing to love me
In the way that she did
Or comfort me in the way that I needed it

No one before or since
Became my partner and lover
As we helped each other
Reach plateaus not imagined

She dominates my dreams
And I think of her daily
Only with the warmth
Reserved for those now gone

Much has happened since
Illness and aging
Growing and learning
And now the tragedy of another

I will keep her within me forever
Not hoping to reconcile
But hoping one day we may find the time
To catch up