your two arms
that once did hug my face
now receive the eternal hug from earth
where i lay thee to rest.
your two temples
to whom my peripheral eye
did pray each day
please receive this final prayer.
your two lenses
that once guarded me
from rain and nats and kisses
may at last let thy guard down.
your mighty bridge
who saved thy body from drowning in
the river of my tears
may now sink into the soft mud.
may you sip whisky by the beach with a sunhat on
in your 1959 plasticine heaven
and look back fondly upon the times we shared
as no one else witnessed them quite like you.
ms. barbry allen carver