Dear Lily

This one’s for Lily…









We rescued you when you were two

and loved you all these years.

You bring us joy, but cancer brings

our never-ending tears.


I wake up and fear you won’t,

each and every day.

If I could, I promise you

I’d make it go away.


I can’t do that, but I can

make every day your best,

every day until the day,

you have eternal rest.