I am nothing but thankful
For your accompaniment along the miles
When my feet could not longer find footing
And my shoulders stooped beneath the weight
Of a thousand perceived failures and mistakes
When I could no longer take another step
I must have unconsciously sent out a divine flare
Because then you arrived, then you were there.
I did not mean to lean too heavily
On your compassionate arm, your good graces
To enjoy too richly the power of safe spaces
So easy to fall into the comfort of a beloved friend
Without seeing the reality of time and circumstance.
No matter the outcome, whatever may be,
I am so grateful that you walked with me
Familiar soul, beloved friend,
Whether this road is just beginning or at the end
May your path be bright, may your hope be strong
May you know there is a place where you belong
Forever grateful, forever dear
Safekeeping a healing light for you here.