There You Were, A Dream

in a home

a family gathering?

I walked out of a room into an open area

there you were

standing alone

dressed casually

younger

healthy

soft and round was your face

expressionless, saying, I am here

I approached in disbelief

my arms reaching out

expecting them to go right through you

as i touched

your spirit

but you were solid

and i hugged you

wondering if everything i knew

wasn't true