Everyday she was by my side In puddles of morning rain, Wet sneakers splashing. Arms wrapped around, Sore shoulders Hanging, dead weight. Eyes squinting at the Sun's Awakening, early morning blooms. In the cold dark of night, The warmth of her to keep me, Safe from the ice storms of my dreams. Everyday she was by my side. until now, now the chill of my life Runs unchecked, my now dry feet Colder still.