I couldn't tell you I was sorry. I couldn't tell you how much your warmth meant to me. I couldn't say "I love you" when you needed it most.
I couldn't call your name as your life slipped away before my ripening eyes. I couldn’t find the words to express how much I would miss you.
I couldn’t say that I was crying you, even as I rested in your arms on that hospital bed, before the doctors pried my helpless body from your grasp.
I couldn’t speak because I hadn’t yet learned how.