When She Knows My Name

Every once in a while
The light in her eyes
Is bright
And I know for a moment
She is there
Like she used to be
And every time
I quickly say I love you
And every time
She says I know
And I love you, too
The moment may last
For a few minutes
Or rarely now
Even longer
When the fog lifts
And she smiles
And talks about old times
And for a moment
She still knows my name

Michael Mathews
Sunday evening 7 PM