He sat so that I might see
The sunbeams that were
Soon to be sunset.
We’d walked a sauntering stroll
Purposefully so and the same prayer,
A thought unspoken.
Peace for them, peace surround them
Evidently, all around and real.
As our neighbor lies passing.
The thought I keep thinking.
He paused and I attempted new prayer
But, nothing came.
Peace, I asked again.
And the Lab sat until I said “Come on.”
We continued on.