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May I?

May I sit here by your side
And just watch you be?
May I linger for a while
Enjoying you with me?

May I see you make that smile
That you used to do? 
The one where you look silly
That we named after you?

May I breathe the air you breathe
As we share vintage wine?
And may you tell the joke you loved
That you told all the time?

May you let the game blare on
With decibels galore
That I’m sure the Martians cheer
When the Bruins score?

And please do throw your soggy towel
On my side of the bed
I’ll put it in the hamper
No harsh word will be said

It might be nice to do those things
Because it’s been a while
Since I could just spend time with you
Like before you died.

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