it glows still…

i do not know
how long i’ve held
this orb
it may have been years
or just a few days
but it seems
only now
that it has arrived
in the palm of my hand
for it is still warm
and radiant
a phosphorus glow
that all can see
a light
that will not
yield to
the darkness of life
nor the shadows of fear
cast by the grave
it is my love
for you