good morning friend
one who’s ways
i’ll always offer
to defend

and understand
till life’s short journey
like each blessed day
must end

i’m here for you

who’s space you bid
for me to share
this place of peace
from which a soul might dare

i’m quite aware

you’re here for me

no transaction
no demands
to join some private faction
our friendship stands

on sacred ground
where deference dealt
by watchful eyes
and deeds heart-felt

we melt
we mend

into the morning’s marrow
and then

and then the morrow