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  • You left today dear Keith before winter came

    Just as you had done for the past decade told

    Escaping winter doldrums , your last goodbye the same

    How you hated the damp and snow and cold


    In the sky , the sun made a check mark cloud alight

    A peregrine falcon sat still within our oak tree

    Just as you took your last breath, your last sight

    The dog grew frenzied, coincidences for us to see


    For the maple leaves are fiery just now in last elation

    Until the trees will be bare and silhouetted by the moon

    Camouflaged in day against the grey sky in hibernation

    The night will lower its black curtain too soon


    And we will light the fire and watch the dancing flame

    As the winds blow plaintive throughout the valley floor

    We will think of you and wonder how it came

    You won't be back this spring , dear one - no - no more.
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