You both left this morning,
walking in the snow,
and it was so hard to see your footprints,
knowing mine were not there.
I know that we cannot always be together-
and normally my footprints are dusted over
before the two of you even wake,
but today, watching the snow fill in what was
the last thing I saw of you,
my impulse was to go out, bare foot,
and try to shelter the trail you left
so that you both would know how to get home.