River Walk with a Friend

Walking alone by the River

My heart sick, a welter

Of strange lights dancing

In the overwhelming gloom

I ask

Oh Guide, be with me…

And there you are again

Old Friend,

Who has been with me

Since I can remember!

In all weathers

Hot, cold, wet, dry, fine,

Disastrous,

You are there,

Closer than close

My most beloved

Faithful and stalwart

Friend

Quiet

Not saying much

Just there

Smiling.