Dark of night she slips by
feline companion they travel
in search of fate.
Her eyes the teacher of secrets,
hidden behind heart of steel,
she feels the strength in each step she takes,
on her way with destiny.
Come tomorrow she will be gone,
no visible sign of her passing
except sweet air of lilac
whispering of the life she has gone to find,
her name unknown to all but one.
Through the pain and suffering she has arrived,
willowy limbs steady, moving in the night ,
the stars her guide and the moon her keeper,
she finds the sunlight in forests,
she feeds on the rain of morning.
The girl I’ve known forever and a day,
if you see her pass give a nod of the head
and don’t watch to see where she goes,
as this road she must travel alone,
her beauty a vision,
her loyalty true
and if in her wake the lavender rises
It is her gift to you,
a remembrance of youth and freedom,
A taste of yesterday reborn.