When someone who becomes a part of your life, someone you chose, dies suddenly, the event changes the way you view the world. When there is love that is shared, despite the agony and bewilderment of loss, something else appears: the memory of that which enriches us and makes our lives seem wonderful. It is the shared joys and sorrows. Nothing is lost in time, it seems, and time might not even be a part of love. This cycle of poems is a recollection as a man tries to fathom what comes from loss and love. It is a story that many share.