Where's My Dad?

we had drift off to dream
and fishing in the dark.

i had your infectious laughter.
your cynicism
your pet names

all i have
is your name on a wall.
the only way to visit you.

it can't laugh
or sing
or call me sweetheart

it causes me to write words
but empty words
words that can't express my feelings
or paint your smart ass smiles
or play your debates
or embrace me in your hugs...

your name is on a wall.
truly gone forever.