Letters are a dim replacement of your genial charms
Or those brief phone calls interrupted by faulty technology.
Vaulted emotions hang on the anticipation of unspoken apology
Even now we brush off anything that could cause alarm.
Honesty a priority in our day to day communications
Our voices yet are smothered with anticipation
Not of that distant day of homecoming
Or an elusive idea of civilian vacation
Rather of a dream of some more simple summoning.
Sweet husband, I made a promise I intend to keep
As I believe that the vows we spoke are infinity bound
Crossing this threshold of duty I am in too deep
Rooted in the reverberations of your voice’s sound
I ignore the warning screams of others as I take this leap
Finding that with your help I will land on solid ground
I surrender to the universe’s design of our lives intertwined
Casting around for your hand to grasp as together we take a stand
Ever to live as husband and wife in this crazy military life.