My Companion ~ part 2
So, you have returned, my old companion.
I thought you long gone. Once you spoke
to me in the sleepless dark, offering rest.
Once I listened; yes, I listened all
too eagerly. I'll walk with you again,
a mile or two; then with polite regret,
turn aside. Your house is not mine
nor can I enter the room you keep ready.
Stephen Brooke ©2004