Swiftly (Jorio)

If ever you need

If ever you want

If ever you pray

I shall come swiftly

Distant Friends

Authors note: Dedicated to a distant friend.

A distant friend

Is like a silhouette 

Intangible, yet there.

A constant companion

When the world blazes 

Too bright,

Their dark stanchions


They aid in silence

No payment required.

And when the Fall comes,

Winter after,

They lie within the wan light

Biding their time

Waiting to appear:

They always do.

Thank goodness for distant friends.

Thank goodness

For those strength giving shadows.