21 February 2020

For Dean

Water lilies...
Even the eyes,
far away and knowing,
smile delicately,
when the blue arrives
to carry him away--
a wise young "he,"
tucked into his bed.
Take a small curl
for a keepsake.
Remember the folds
of the petals--
his favorite flowers
that he wants so much
to show you.
Listen for the gentle laugh
on the breeze,
and decide, then,
to follow it.