The first moment
I saw you I knew
I knew you were here
To watch over me.
You added comfort to
The season, waiting for me by the porch door
And then following me to the garden.
You truly brought me peace as you
Waited so patiently on the fencepost
Or close by on the apple tree.
Farewell my friend, my protector, my confidante.
See you next spring
When the grass is green.