Back (for Bean)

Sometimes love does return 
just like lost animals
it knows how to
find its way home
Even though the fire
which once burned brightly
and warmed both hands
is nothing but ash
the spark of what
once was remains smoldering
and often it takes
but one calm breath
to ignite the flame
A few kind words
I have always been
and always will be
here whenever you need
for even though you
weren’t I never forgot