My ever-present friend

 

Death is my

close companion

and my life-long friend

who accompanies me

on this journey and trek

we call life.

 

Death is always present,

and ever vigilant

in being loyal and devoted

to the cause that

is the adoration of my life.

 

No matter what life

may bring and offer

in this banquet of

sweet and bitter fruit,

death sits in its

chair beside me

playing the game

and sharing in the spoils.

 

Death,

how can I ever

thank you enough

for the rich companionship

you have given me

over the years;

and how can I repay you

for the devotion

you have shown

and the eternity

that you bring.

 

11/9/2016